Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 16:04:25 -0500

"Andrew M. Kuchling" wrote:
>         If you have parent and child pointers, you don't need sibling
> pointers since you just go up to the parent & retrieve its children.

Well, yes and no. If you have 10,000 nodes how do you get the next and
previous node easily? (easily is the key word here)

>         I haven't really formed an opinion about the Minidom module.
> On the one hand, I don't like adding an interface that resembles
> another interface; too many similar choices can be confusing.  (But if
> PyDOM is upward-compatible with Minidom, that may not be a problem.)

I certainly intend for minidom to be a subset of PyDOM and 4DOM. Any
extensions I made should be interpreted as suggestions for extensions to
PyDOM and 4DOM.

>         (I do like the convenience functions like DOMFromString;
> something similar should definitely be added, perhaps to dom.utils.)

Why not in "dom" itself? I don't see them as utilities but as the
fundamental, commonly used entry points to DOM functionality.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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