Failure Criteria: Simple XML Event-Based API for Java
Peter Murray-Rust writes: > Yes. Let's please get this bus into the air. If it needs tweaking > or junking later, it's not the end of the world :-). I couldn't > bear it if we go down the same road as we have done 2-3 times > before, drawing out the process and finally running out of steam. Any project should have measurable failure criteria. Here are my suggestions. The Simple XML Event-Based API initiative will have failed if either of the following is true: 1) By Monday 12 January 1998, at least three Java parser writers have not agreed to support a specific set of common interfaces. 2) By Monday 12 January 1998, at least three Java applet or application authors have not agreed to use the same set of common interfaces that the parser writers have agreed to support. In other words, we need at least one other parser writer on board besides Tim and me (a duopoly is almost as bad as a monopoly), and at least two other applet/application writers besides Peter. If we don't have that agreement, and a working beta interface, by 12 January, I won't want to spend any more of my time on this issue (I have other projects that I'd like to pursue). DOM --- Another interesting question is the DOM. I have not taken the time yet to see if this interface provides enough information to construct the most basic DOM nodes -- if it does (or at least, can), then we could have a single DOM module maintained separately (using the common event interface) instead of requiring each parser writer to create a separate one. A separate DOM module with its own maintainer would be much more likely to stay up to date and robust. All the best, David -- David Megginson ak117@f... Microstar Software Ltd. dmeggins@m... http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dmeggins/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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