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uche.ogbuji at fourthought.com uche.ogbuji at fourthought.com
Thu Jan 6 04:21:46 GMT 2000

> As David Brownell points out, this could be achieved by having an
> xpath-in-DOM implementation that ran on top of your DOM. That way your
> xpath expressions could return live DOM nodes and you'd avoid DOM bloat.
> Though I'm not sure that such a nicely de-coupled approach would be as
> efficient as the messier bloatware implementations that do it all in
> one?

I very often run into non-rigourous invocations of "DOM bloat".  Note that DOM 
is a very large interface, but there is no reason that implementations have to 
be large as well.

> BTW, I like the factory proposal that you recommended to Lauren Wood to
> avoid spec bloat.

I wish I could take credit for the excellent idea, but I can't.  Leigh Dodds 
is the scurvy scoundrel in this case.

Uche Ogbuji
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