DOM: Document Object Model or 'dumb' in Dutch

27 Oct

I’ve recently read an article title ‘Real Men Do JavaScript! Programming the World in a Browser‘ written by Dave Thomas in which he referred to a Dutch word:

JS has been plagued by the DOM2 and the associated browser dependence and defect levels.

2 Dumb in Dutch, the Damn DOM to many.

As natural languages and programming languages were intertwined, I found this to be a strange coincidence 🙂 And I think one needs to be careful when one comes up with an acronym, though I think in this particular case “DOM is dom”; 😉

PS: I met the name of Mr. Thomas at’s main page:

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Posted by on October 27, 2009 in Programlama


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