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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Make no apologies for the DOM. Before it,
> what did we have except the ESIS?
That's comparing apples and screwdrivers.
ESIS isn't an API, it's a set of requirements
that an SGML API should implement; it's the
SGML equivalent of the XML InfoSet.
that the DOM tries to solve.
There were and are plenty of language-specific APIs for
SGML/XML processing, and none of them need to interoperate
with each other. This isn't something that the W3C needs to