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   RE: Confusion while implementing the DOM.

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@quake.net>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 17:32:02 -0700

> really?
> In, w3c's document, the following statements appear.
>  - this results in all the child nodes of the DocumentFragment being
>     moved to the child list of this node.
> Umm, above "moved" word means what?
>   copy-and-paste or cut-and-paste?

Cut and paste.

> The class that I had developed in java has DocumentFragment Object,
> and this class's publish() method insert this DocumentFragment into
> root Document's any Node. after invoking publish() method,
> is it correct this class's DocumentFragment member has no child nodes?
> or not.

The only purpose of having DocumentFragment in the DOM API is to have
children for adoption via insertChild/appendNode.  It is just a placeholder
for nodes which are 'owned' by a Document but not yet part of the Document

> If the original node's of DocumentFragment remained in
> DocumentFragment
> object, I can change the DocumentFragment's childnode's.

huh?  They are moved, cut-and-pasted, out of the DocumentFragment and into
the target node.

> How Current well-known DOM implementaions handles it?
> especially OpenXML?




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