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Re: Proposal for bootstrapable DOM and CSSOM

From: Arnaud Le Hors <lehors@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:04:32 -0800
Message-ID: <38358320.180613E5@us.ibm.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <Daniel.Glazman@der.edf.fr>
CC: www-dom@w3.org, www-style@w3.org, xsl-list@mulberrytech.com
May I point out that, as a matter of fact, the DOM is already defined in
XML? As described in the Production Notes [1], the spec (HTML), the IDL
definition, the Java and ECMAScript bindings are generated from a single
XML source document.
For historical reasons, this is not achieved with XSL, but I would
expect this to be possible. The DOM WG has actually discussed several
times the idea of switching to XSLT, the only reason we haven't done so
is a lack of resources. A lot of time has been spent on developing the
tools we currently use and, while admittedly it would be very neat to
do, we just can't afford doing so.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-DOM-Level-1/production-notes.html
Arnaud  Le Hors - IBM Cupertino, XML Technology Group
Received on Friday, 19 November 1999 12:06:32 UTC

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