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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?)
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  • Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:11:07 -0400
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On Mar 31, 2006, at 3:45 PM, Elliotte Harold wrote:

> Of course. No method overloading. Think createElement,  
> createElementNS, etc. Java and C++ wouldn;t desing an API like that.

FWIW. This is as much an issue of supporting namespaces as anything  
else... they're a wart that shouldn't have made it too.

That said, there were a lot of tradeoffs made, but again, it was a  
case of good enough is good enough for the most part.


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