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   DOM Interoperability was RE: Why the Infoset?

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  • From: Dylan Walsh <Dylan.Walsh@Kadius.com>
  • To: XMLDev list <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 16:43:10 +0100

-----Original Message-----
From:	Tim Bray [SMTP:tbray@textuality.com]
Sent:	Wednesday, July 26, 2000 1:23 AM
To:	Simon St.Laurent; XMLDev list
Subject:	Re: Why the Infoset?

>Think of it another way... a promise like "my implementation of SQL
>(or posix, or DOM, or XLib) will interoperate with yours" is really
>hard to keep.  A promise like "I'll ship you well-formed XML docs 
>containing only the following tags and attributes" is remarkably, 
>dramatically, repeatably more plausible in the real world.

I recently came across a problem where one vendors Java DOM implementation
wouldn't play with another venders Java DOM implementation. Does this mean
that either or both of them is not following the spec, or is the DOM Java
binding spec. not intended to provide this type of capability?


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