Re: XML API specification
At 08:49 AM 2/26/97 -0800, you wrote: >At 10:59 AM 26/02/97 -0500, Gavin Nicol wrote: >>Quite. I think we can model these objects in a number of ways >>though. I would personally like to define the objects in IDL >>*and* SGML... (for information on IDL etc. look at www.omg.org). I like the idea of fleshing it out in IDL, but providing alternative interfaces, based on that API (Java Interfaces, OLE **shudder**, C++, etc) This gives implementers more leeway (i.e. I want a C++ DLL, because I need raw speed. Others want a Java Interface for protability, etc... CORBA IDL is a sufficiently general center that an interface in most any language should be derivable from that base. >Fortunately, we're not starting from scratch. We have two strawman >interfaces on the table right now, NXP and Lark. Seems to me that >since XML is particularly likely to be processed in the client, you >could do a lot worse than a Java API - the idea of having a >set of superclasses for Element, Attribute, and so on seems awfully >desirable to me. [Confession - I've been too busy putting proper >attribute defaulting in Lark (hard!) to even get around to looking at >the NXP interface, so I have no comment as to which straw I prefer at >the moment]. Does anyone have a reference to NXP? It might be useful to actually post a list of related docs w/ URL's where appropriate (i.e. Java Language Spec, CORBA IDL spec, NXP, Lark, SP, etc...) -derek -- Remember: Computers are here to make our lives easier -- ddb@c... // software-engineer // www/sgml/java/perl/etc. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To unsubscribe, send to majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (rzepa@i...)
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