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- From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 15:58:26 -0400
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On Mar 31, 2006, at 1:46 PM, Robin Berjon wrote:
> No, I don't think that's true. If the DOM had been created for
> had to jump through to support utterly braindead languages like Java.
FWIW. The DOM API is defined in an XML file, and the bindings
generated from that. The idea was to provide a common API that would
be mapped to the underlying languages as best as possible (at one
point IDL was used), meaning that it would not be ideal in all cases
(or any cases even), but "good enough".
In addition, the original DOM API proposal was generated in IDL
directly from the SGML property set. Supporting browser-based notions
(like live node lists) came later.