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   Re: DOM - Creating Documents

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  • From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 08:53:29 -0500

David Megginson wrote:
> 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.  

In the same situation createNode could cause a problem. Or setAttribute.
Etc. I don't buy that argument.

> Now, that said, it would be possible to have
> createDocument simply throw an exception when it's inappropriate.

That's the only reasonable way to handle writability. 

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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