RE: Action item on syntax-based interoperability

At 9:07 AM -0700 10/23/03, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
>You confuse interoperating data models with interoperating at the 
>API level. The only way things like CSS work is if data models are 
>being shared across browsers not just whether browsers can recognize 
>the CSS syntax. The main problem with interoperability with both the 
>XML and HTML DOMs is that the core definitions are so lacking in 
>functionality that various parties (both open source and proprietary 
>software vendors) have seen fit to embrace and extend them ( I 
>believe your XOM is an example of this).

XOM neither embraces or extends the DOM. It replaces it. I would have 
a lot less problem with Microsoft's XML APIs if Microsoft would stop 
pretending these were DOM, and instead call them something else.


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)

Received on Thursday, 23 October 2003 14:13:36 UTC