Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Proposed SAX Revisions
I read the revisions, and they're very sensible. But I have one deletion request, and one addition request. I don't believe the arguments about the uselessness of Doctype. Until this proposal, I didn't see any reason to argue about it, however. Leave Doctype in. Those who find it useless won't use it. It's sure not so hard to implement that requiring it is a hardship on parser writers, so I fail to see why it shouldn't be kept. Please, please, please, allow me a way to find out if an element was "empty". (i.e. written <e/>). I use this information when I write DTDs, and intend to continue doing so. I also know, from the long discussions in the XML-SIG that I am not alone in using this syntax to represent a distinction that I want preserved and detectable by applications. Probably the best way to handle this might be to have an extra flag argument on the element end event (to indicate this element end was not present in the document). This lets people who care about whether an element was empty find out, without greatly inconveniencing people who want to follow the simpler "every element is a container" model. -- David ------------------------------------------+---------------------------- David Durand dgd@c...| david@d... Boston University Computer Science | Dynamic Diagrams http://www.cs.bu.edu/students/grads/dgd/ | http://dynamicDiagrams.com/ | MAPA: mapping for the WWW 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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