Java DOM implementations and cloneNode

Ralph Richard Cook ralphc at
Thu Jan 28 00:17:25 GMT 1999

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 00:02:39 -0800, you wrote:

>>Am I expecting too much here? Shouldn't the classes that implement the
>>DOM interfaces be able to copy via cloneNode, which is a DOM interface
>>function? Is this a bug or expected behavior?
>It is not a well known fact that DOM Level 1 does not dictate inter-document
>operations or movement of nodes between documents.  You will find that
>following is true:
From looking at XML4J's source code (kudos, IBM) that the TXDocument,
TXElement, etc classes do actual copies of things. From observing the
behavior of Sun's Project X, since they don't supply source code
(raspberries, Sun) it looks like they don't. I guess I'll try
traversing the document and re-create it item by item. Thanks.

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