Re: Proposal for bootstrapable DOM and CSSOM

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.

Arnaud  Le Hors - IBM Cupertino, XML Technology Group

Received on Friday, 19 November 1999 13:40:41 UTC