[XML-SIG] DOM and Proxies

Ken MacLeod ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us
18 Feb 2000 17:04:27 -0600

Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net> writes:

> "Fred L. Drake, Jr." wrote:
> > 
> >   I like this!  This also requires proxies to work cleanly, as far as
> > I can tell.
> Insofar as this is minidom and provides minimal support for moving
> things around, cloning them and so forth, I wouldn't put in proxies
> just to get object reuse. In the full PyDOM they would be more
> appropriate.

AFAIK, "real" DOM doesn't support object reuse anyway, so compliant
DOM code wouldn't need proxies for that reason.  I was thinking more
of the general case, of which a mini-dom could optionally support
where a full DOM really wouldn't or shouldn't according to spec.

So, I still like proxies for data (especially grove-like data), but if
1.6 doesn't need 'em for DOM, I'm OK.

  -- Ken