help me understand DOM XML Level 1

Siping Liu siping.liu at
Thu Apr 23 20:30:45 BST 1998


I'm trying to implement the DOM interface on the listener side of the
SAX interface. The
DOM Core Level 1 interface looks clear enough to me. But I get confused
by the
definition in DOM XML Level 1, especially "XMLNode" -- why isn't it
derived from
"Note"? Can I traverse a tree with this interface and how? Why does it
this "getEntityReference()"  method, I don't see the concept of having
an "entity reference"
attached to each node (such as an element) in XML spec.

Thanks for your help.
Siping Liu
siping.liu at

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