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   RE: Confusion while implementing the DOM.

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  • From: Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
  • To: "'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 09:21:12 +0100

Don Park wrote,
> Miles Sabin wrote,
> > But if you try and insert it into the tree, you'll 
> > find that a conforming implementation will throw a
> Actually, inserting a DocumentFragment 'node' into a 
> tree should insert the child nodes of the 
> DocumentFragment (leaving it empty).


Oops, how embarrasing, particularly since ...

> HERARCHY_REQUEST_ERR exception should be thrown only if 
> any of the child nodes can not be inserted.  State of 
> the tree after partially sucessful DocumentFragment 
> insertion is unspecified in the spec.  My 
> implementation revokes the entire operation leaving the 
> tree and the DocumentFragment unchanged.

... that's exactly how _my_ implementation behaves too!
How could I forget.


Miles Sabin                          Cromwell Media
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+44 (0)181 410 2230                  London, W6 0LJ
msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk           England

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