[XML-SIG] Re: [4suite] ReleaseNode interface in 4XSLT

Mike Olson Mike.Olson@fourthought.com
Sun, 13 May 2001 12:27:00 -0600

"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:
> [yes, I indeed meant to cross-post to xml-sig]
> > Wouldn't it be better to make up a Reader class for minidom which
> > implements a releaseNode method similar to what you have above?  The
> > idea behind the reader architecture is to manage such things.
> How would that work? Assume there was a reader class for minidom, and
> the XSLT runtime had a node object. How can you release the node?
> Or do you need to know the reader class which originally created that
> node as well? That would be not so good: the node might not have been
> created by a reader at all, as it might have come directly from the
> DOM implementation.

This is why I vote for either the implementation has the releaseNode
function, or the node itself.  Readers are great for an abstract way of
creating a DOM (atleast until we all support level III), but without a
releationship between a node instance and its reader they don't work
very well for releasing them.  I also did not think of your point of
nodes created without a reader but it is a good one.

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