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Why Are Inner and Outer Unclean? (WAS RE: Underwhelmed (WAS:

  • To: "'Simon St.Laurent'" <simonstl@s...>, xml-dev@l...
  • Subject: Why Are Inner and Outer Unclean? (WAS RE: Underwhelmed (WAS: XOM micro tutorial))
  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@i...>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 15:14:29 -0500

outer xml
I'm sort of fond of inner functions, at least, they 
don't seem to be making my life harder as an ASP 
relational hacker.

Why object to them?   Just curious.


From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@s...]

I've detested innerXYZ and outerXYZ since they first appeared in the IE
4 object model for HTML, and I've watched too many developers create
maintenance and overall complexity problems with them for me to be
comfortable with what on looks the surface to be a simple shortcut.
There may certainly be a place for this approach, but it's hardly a


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