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Re: DOM manipulation functions

From: joakim
Subject: Re: DOM manipulation functions
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:58:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> As part of the TLS management thing, it was suggested that Emacs display
> visually certificate fingerprints:
> http://sebsauvage.net/wiki/doku.php?id=php:vizhash_gd
> I've started looking into this, and it seems like this would be really
> easy to implement as SVG images -- SVG provides all the primitives
> vizhash needs.
> SVG is basically an XML DOM, and while constructing these it would be a
> lot easier if Emacs had a DOM manipulation library.
> So here's my two questions:
> 1) Would it be OK if I added a DOM manipulation/searching library to
> Emacs?
> 2) Due to stupidity on my part I disregarded Chong's advice on how to do
> the DOM manipulation things in shr.el, so we now basically have two DOMs
> in Emacs -- the xml.el one and the one that shr uses.
> I think it would be a good idea if I rewrote shr.el to just use the
> xml.el DOM, like Chong said back then.  This will break any third-party
> code that relies on shr internals, though.
> So: New dom.el, and rewrite shr/eww to depend on dom.el.
> Stefan, does this sound OK to you?

It sounds cool, and I would like to use it in the xwidgets branch, if possible.

Joakim Verona

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