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- Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 11:05:47 -0500
>It seems then that isSpecified could be used to filter-out excess
>attributes when attempting to recreate a document from a DOM
That's the intent.
>In looking over the Parser/DOM from JavaSoft, it looked like isSpecified
>is always true, even for default values.
>In looking over the Docuverse DOM, it looked like isSpecified is also
>always true, except for updates made by the application, for which it
>is always false.
If so, my reading is that those are deviations from the DOM Recommendation -- in
other words, bugs.
I sorta undertand why Docuverse could have gotten this wrong; the spec's
description starts of with a discussion of "original document", which is
probably an error... though the summary lays out the intent quite precisely in
terms of assigned versus default values.
I'll suggest a clarification of the document; you may want to contact your DOM
suppliers and suggest that they recheck the definition of this parameter.
Joe Kesselman / IBM Research
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