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Re: Older Sibling?

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 19:09:46 -0800
Message-ID: <38BB387A.89E9C31A@pacbell.net>
To: keshlam@us.ibm.com
Cc: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Reminder, since we're on the topic: node identity does not require object
> identity. 

"identity" being as fuzzy a notion as "equality" -- I said this earlier
in terms of (eq? a b) and (equals? a b).

>	In some DOM bindings, asking whether it's the same object is not
> the right test. One of the outstanding issues is the possibility of adding
> a Node.isSameNode(Node) test, which would work in all bindings.

Would such a test ever be meaningful except for two readonly nodes
inside of an entity (reference)?  If not, is there really a compelling
use case for such a primitive?

- Dave
Received on Monday, 28 February 2000 22:10:10 UTC

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