Re: A multi-step approach on defining object-oriented nature o
On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Margarita Isayeva wrote: > 1. XML document: persistent angle-bracketed > representation of our data. > 2. DOM: in-memory representation of an XML document. > > 1+2: > DOM: in-memory representation of representation of our > data > > So far so good... > > 3. DOM: a set of interfaces > 4. Interface: a specification of implementation of > something whose implementation is susceptible of > specification. > > Now putting it all together: > > "DOM: a specification of implementation of > representation of representation of our data". > > Any problem with this definition? Many might argue that the DOM is an in-memory representation of our data, and XML is just a serialization of that repsentation to octets. -bob
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