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RE: Older Sibling?

From: Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 16:11:16 -0000
Message-ID: <AA4C152BA2F9D211B9DD0008C79F760A95D66D@odin.cromwellmedia.co.uk>
To: www-dom@w3.org
Joe Kesselman wrote,
> Just a coding tip:
> If an optimized operation isn't supported directly in the DOM, 
> consider writing a library routine to encapsulte it. This could 
> use custom calls against DOM implementations that provide 
> shortcuts, but fall back on standard DOM operations for those 
> which don't have such features.

We've done that where appropriate but it's a Disgusting Hack(tm).

In fact, a lot of the overhead can be eliminated by testing
just once against the DOMImplementation and getting back an
object which supports a variety of optimized operations over
any instance of that impl ... 



Miles Sabin                       Cromwell Media
Internet Systems Architect        5/6 Glenthorne Mews
+44 (0)20 8817 4030               London, W6 0LJ, England
msabin@cromwellmedia.com          http://www.cromwellmedia.com/
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