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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: XML Inheritance Extentions (first try)
Date Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:32:50 GMT
Brett McLaughlin wrote:
> 
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> >
> > Elchanan Shor wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > It might be useful to allow deletion of original elements (not only
> > > overriding). This way it we are not interested in the legal element in the
> > > output document (not a good example) we can do it.
> >
> > Yes, this is something brett already proposed, but I think that this is
> > a sane limitation.
> 
> Actually, no.  I do _not_ think deletion should be allowed.  That
> defeats the whole OO idea we are moving to... if something is in the
> template, that means you [should] have spent the needed design cycles to
> determine that this is important enough to always be there.  This is no
> different from designing interfaces and abstract classes.  If it's in
> the superclass/template, you are stuck with it.  If that's
> inappropriate, it is a design problem, not an implementation problem.

I'm happy we are tuned on that.

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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