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   re: DOM - Creating Documents

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 08:37:17 -0400 (EDT)

Leigh Dodds writes:

 > Why doesn't the Document Object Model have a createDocument 
 > method to allow the creation of a new Document instance?

It's hard to guess what the original motivation was, and I have never
been a member of the DOM WG (and joined the IG fairly recently), but I
do think that it makes some sense: after all, the DOM will often be an
adapter interface to an entirely different structure, like a set of
database tables, and in such a contexts, createDocument might not make
sense at all.  Now, that said, it would be possible to have
createDocument simply throw an exception when it's inappropriate.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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