The xmltree.rb is clearly based on the W3C DOM api. However, I’ve found
two areas where it deviates “noticably”.
the lack of “Node#importNode”. Now, the reason this exists (I think)
is to support the memory management model of all elements being "owned"
by a document, to allow clean up of nodes “en mass”. I don’t think Ruby
needs this, but there is some reference to “ownerDocument”, but it
doesn’t seem to be complete enough to matter.
in Java, when using the DOM, if you insert/append a node, it is
removed as a child of it’s current parent (if it has one). In Ruby,
this doesn’t seem to happen.
The questions is: should I fix and submit a patch for either of these,
or should I just work around it. Either way is fine with me, I just
don’t know enough abou the intentions of this module to make a
P.S. I’m using 1.6.7