Re: API to An Aggregate Document
3/6/2002 1:28:03 PM, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@i...> wrote: >A theoretical question. Given an XML aggregate >document such as HTML inside SVG inside X3D, >what should one expect the API to do? XML >DOM is generic. HTML DOM and SVG DOM add >their own API extensions. An author learns >one or all in their separate browser objects. >Then one sunny day, they use namespaces and >aggregate these. Do they get to leverage >what they have learned? How? DOM Level 3 discusses, and adds some tweaks to support "mixed doms" that I think are what you are asking about. The idea is to allow a script operating at the XHTML level to navigate into the SVG object's DOM and manipulate it with the Core API. For example, a script running in the browser would be able to check and tweak SVG attributes. It would also be able to get the DOMImplementation of the SVG DOM so that it could manipulate the SVG "natively". "1.1.11. Mixed DOM implementations As new XML vocabularies are developed, those defining the vocabularies are also beginning to define specialized APIs for manipulating XML instances of those vocabularies. This is usually done by extending the DOM to provide interfaces and methods that perform operations frequently needed their users. While the XML Namespaces Recommendation provides a mechanism for integrating these documents at the syntax level, it has become clear that the DOM Level 2 Recommendation [DOM Level 2 Core] is not rich enough to cover all the issues that have been encountered in having these different DOM implementations be used together in a single application. DOM Level 3 deals with the requirements brought about by embedding fragments written according to a specific markup language (the embedded component) in a document where the rest of the markup is not written according to that specific markup language (the host document). It does not deal with fragments embedded by reference or linking. A DOM implementation supporting DOM Level 3 Core should be able to collaborate with subcomponents implementing specific DOMs to assemble a compound document that can be traversed and manipulated via DOM interfaces as if it were a seamless whole. The normal typecast operation on an object should support the interfaces expected by legacy code for a given document type. Typecasting techniques may not be adequate for selecting between multiple DOM specializations of an object which were combined at run time, because they may not all be part of the same object as defined by the binding's object model. "
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