DOMs and data models

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn at
Sat Feb 5 06:35:03 GMT 2000

> Fine. You seem to agree that you need the data model so that you can
> "expose" it through an API and syntax. You can't expose 
> something until it exists.

Sure. In fact, my point was really that the data model is the
single most important thing, and that the way you manipulate it
(via an API) or persist it, are largely application dependent.
> I've heard a couple of DOM-developers say that now (here and in
> private). Perhaps we can call a moritorium on adding features 
> to the DOM
> *until the underlying data models* "exposed" by the features have been
> published through a W3C REC. How about it?

Well, I was probably the singly most consistently vehement DOM WG
members with regards to data model... and the first concrete proposal
was derived directly from groves and the SGML property set.

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