[xquery-talk] DOM level 4

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Tue Dec 1 07:50:12 PST 2015

> On 1 Dec 2015, at 13:32, W.S. Hager <wshager at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Perhaps this is not the place to discuss this

Indeed. I can't see any particular relevance to XQuery.

> , but I was quite surprised when I stumbled upon the current DOM level 4 spec, which deprecates 4 node types in respect to XML DOM.
> Are these changes expected to affect XML DOM implementations?

The DOM spec has been hijacked by the HTML crowd, who have no interest in XML at all.

It's probably time we deprecated the whole XML DOM, I find it maddening that beginners still use it in preference to far better models like JDOM2 and XOM, simply because the name "DOM" has brand recognition.

Michael Kay

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