Re: SAX: Status Report
Hi Alex, At 16:41 07/01/98 -0600, Alex Milowski wrote: >...on a similar note, having been too busy lately to keep up. > >What is the different between SAX and XAPI-J. Where did SAX come from? >What are the requirements, design patterns, etc? > >...a URL for the above, maybe? > >Obviously, I'm confused! ;-) > Like you, I was sad that XAPI-J didn't get adopted more widely, because a lot of hard thought had gone into it. The "general consensus" - and I am only guessing this through discussions on this list and a few RL encounters - seems to be that XAPI-J is too close to the DOM and perhaps too involved for many applications. I therefore thought it was worth raising this again - about a month ago - and there was a lot of general enthusiasm. David Megginson and Tim Bray offered to pursue a "simple API" - hence SAX, and we have generated at lot of valuable input on this list. In my opinion we have homed in on something valuable, but simpler that XAPI-J. DavidM and I are jointly producing some (slightly retrofitted) goals to measure our current position against. David devised 10 questions which he requested comments on, and we have been analysing these over the last few days. You are welcome to submit comments - you'll find the Q's on this list (http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev). Do not feel that the XAPI-J effort was 'wasted' - perhaps it wasn't exactly right for that particular time, but it had an important effect on the construction of interfaces. P. Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic net connection VSMS http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms, Virtual Hyperglossary http://www.venus.co.uk/vhg 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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