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[Moderator Action] Re: style sheets

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 10:44:37 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <38D79803.F4323E12@reutershealth.com>
To: Dieter Kvhler <dieter.koehler@ppp.uni-bamberg.de>
Cc: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>, "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
Dieter Kvhler wrote:

> (1) p. 29 of the spec reads: "The Document interface represents the
> entire HTML or XML document. Conceptually, it is the root of the
> document tree, and provides the primary access to the document's
> data.", but the explanation of the documentElement attribute (p. 30)
> reads: "This is a convenience attribute that allows direct access to
> the child node that is the root element of the document."  So the spec
> is uncertain about what to call the "root" of the document.

Not at all.  The term "root element" and its synonym "document element"
are consecrated by the XML Rec.  That has nothing to do with the "root
of the document tree".

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