Wish lists for the Holidays

Francis Norton francis at redrice.com
Wed Dec 29 01:05:42 GMT 1999

David Brownell wrote:
> Francis Norton wrote:
> >
> > [1] tools to bring real-life HTML into XML, so it can be manipulated via
> > DOM and SAX.
> Like the utilities at http://home.pacbell.net/david-b/xml/ perhaps?

Thank you David, and John Cowan, for the links. I had heard of Tidy and
thought it was too file-oriented for transactional use, but jTidy and
David's link show that things have moved further and faster than I

I get the impression that my desire to have xpath included in the DOM
may be naive, but I haven't yet formed a clear picture of the
alternatives. Is there an architectural solution which would allow one
to plug any arbitrary (but compatible) xpath processor in to a DOM
processor? And then use it to select nodes from a document that has been
opened in the DOM, and then update those nodes using the DOM?

Thanks -


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