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At 10:51 AM -0600 9/23/02, Aaron Skonnard wrote:

>In my experience, it's these non-standard extensions that have made the
>DOM somewhat understandable and usable to the majority of Microsoft
>developers. For example, if you're on an element node and access the
>text property, it returns the child text node, imagine that!

I don't think that's what it does. If that's true, that's not what my 
getValue() method does. What if there's more than one child text 
node? What if the text is interrupted by tags? What if there are 
child elements that contain text of their own? But I think the text 
property does in fact do what my getValue() method does, but it may 
well have a confused a few developers about what text nodes are and 
where they are.

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