DOM - Creating Documents

Paul Prescod paul at
Wed Apr 21 17:05:18 BST 1999

John Cowan wrote:
> Unless, of course, you are clever enough to encapsulate it so
> it only has to appear once --- as is standard practice in dealing
> with nonstandard extensions anyway.

Even so the non-standardness infects all of code that uses it:

doc = myCreateDocumentIndirectionDevice( foo );

Not a big deal but I think that the DOM people still made a minor mistake
in the place they chose to stop the "infinite regress." Even if you are
calling a wrapper function it is better to call a wrapper in one place
instead of many.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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