Re: [unrev-II] Seeking definition for "DOM"

From: Eugene Eric Kim (
Date: Thu Jan 04 2001 - 10:44:32 PST

  • Next message: N. C a r r o l l: "Re: [unrev-II] Seeking definition for "DOM""

    On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, N. C a r r o l l wrote:

    [DOM description deleted]

    > Is that similar to what Doug is describing as an "intermediary
    > document"?

    Mmm, weighty question. Short answer is yes. It's similar in that a
    DOM-like interface could indeed be used to manipulate this "intermediary

    I found the phrasing of the question revealing. The DOM is an interface
    to a document, not the document itself, which makes this question somewhat
    of an apple-orange comparison. However, from a design standpoint, it's
    probably more valuable to think about the "intermediary document" as an
    interface and perhaps a document interchange format, rather than as an
    actual document, which is a point I think Ken was trying to make earlier.


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