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- From: David Brownell <db@Eng.Sun.COM>
- To: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 09:20:51 -0800
John Cowan wrote:
> DOM Level 1 is an ugly mess, and the only justification for it
> is to keep Netscape and Microsoft from implementing even uglier
> incompatible DOMs.
I think everyone recognizes some of the compromises that went
into DOM, and has a list of some mistakes they'd fix. But I
don't think there's a good consensus on which things are mistakes
rather than features ...
To put it differently: is there really room for another API
to represent XML structure?
I tend to think that DOM, warts and all, is "good enough" for
most purposes. And for those other purposes, I suspect that
no standard API could suit.
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