Fw: "Clean Specs"

Tyler Baker tyler at infinet.com
Mon Feb 8 21:28:56 GMT 1999

Tim Bray wrote:

> At 03:29 PM 2/8/99 -0500, Tyler Baker wrote:
> >What I am saying here is that if you make a call to:
> >
> >Document.createElement(String name);
> >
> >What are you to do here?  Do you throw in an expanded name, or do you throw in a QName which
> >should be expanded by the DOM?  These are not clarified:
> The current rev of the DOM spec has no support for namespaces.
> Tyler Baker is correct in his statements that until it does,
> wrangling namespace-containing documents via the DOM is going
> to be a pain in the butt.
> I kind of suspect the DOM folks are hearing about this from
> several directions. -Tim

Can anyone within the W3C verify that there are there any plans for taking DOM Level 1 past the
current recommendation.  DOM Level 1 did not exactly have a 1.0 status as far as I remember.


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