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- From: "Matthew Sergeant (EML)" <Matthew.Sergeant@eml.ericsson.se>
- To: "'Simon St.Laurent'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "XML Developers' List" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 16:10:37 +0100
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Given the fairly strong comments excerpted below (and Paul's not the only
> one muttering like this), is it time to contemplate a very different API?
> The DOM's strong suit is that it provides a standard interface; however,
> that standard seems to keep running into a mismatch problem in lots of
> Is a generalized object model simply not the answer? Do we need fifteen
> semi-standard models for use in different situations? Could the current
> DOM be subsetted/extended to provide such functionality, or do we need to
> take a few steps back and start over, leaving the DOM for those who need
> its type of functionality but defining a new set of rules for those with
> different needs?
Don't we already _have_ different models depending on what suits the
situation best? I am coming from the perl world, not the Java world that
most people here are in, but there we have DOM, Groves, Objects, Trees, etc.
If DOM doesn't fit (which for a lot of tasks it doesn't) then there are
other options out there.
I don't think trying to define another language independant
representation of XML is the answer here - otherwise we'll end up with X
standards for X different problems. I think you're right, but I'd rephrase
slightly: "A generalized object model isn't *always* the answer". Use what
works, and if there's nothing that works create something that does - and be
nice - let everyone else have it.
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