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- From: Leigh Dodds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 12:13:29 +0100
Hi, just a quick question:
Why doesn't the Document Object Model have a createDocument
method to allow the creation of a new Document instance?
I'd like to be able to build up a Document programmatically
and later save it to disk as an XML document. I can see that
the details of how a Document might be saved are implementation
specific, but surely the actual *creation* of a Document is
abstract enough to be included?
Is this due for later amendment, or am I missing something
subtle here? Presently I can see that the only way I can
achieve this is to use the OpenXML package which has a DOMFactory
object for creating a new Document. In other words I'm using
an implementation specific feature when I was hoping to write
my application around the DOM spec and then plug in any
suitable DOM-compliant parser. It seems the spec is lacking
in this regard.
Thanks in advance. And also apologies if this has been
discussed to death in the past.
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---William of Occam
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