[XML-SIG] Minidom bugs/questions

Ken MacLeod ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us
08 Feb 2001 11:46:38 -0600

"Martin v. Loewis" <martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de> writes:

> [Paul Prescod wrote:]
> > First, would implementing DOM core include entities, notations,
> > document types, entity references etc.? If so, I think you're
> > increasing the conceptual load quite a bit.
> I think it should include anything that users want to use. Refusing
> patches because they extend beyond an originally-set feature set is
> not good.

Seperating basic usage from extended usage in the documentation would
go a long way towards satisfying both requirements: keeping the
initial conceptual load down while still allowing richer use.

I think what makes minidom lightweight is it's implementation and
footprint, mostly due to relaxing many of the requirements of W3C DOM.

  -- Ken