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   RE: [xml-dev] DOM's javascript roots (was Re: [xml-dev] Have JDOM/ XOM /

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  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] DOM's javascript roots (was Re: [xml-dev] Have JDOM/ XOM / etc. failed?)
  • From: "Michael Kay" <mike@saxonica.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 08:51:30 +0100
  • In-reply-to: <1143838503.22721.53.camel@cwoerner>
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 > But the DOM will always be familiar to the
> programmer.  Practically everyone can agree that is a Good 
> Thing 

No, if the consequence is that the interface invents its own concepts for
strings, lists, iterators, and maps, then a cross-language API is a really
Bad Thing. It's not the worst thing about DOM (far worse is the namespace
handling), but it's one of the constant irritations.

Michael Kay


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