RE: The org.xml.sax package
David Megginson wrote, > It shouldn't be -- SAX's package name (org.xml.sax.*) > is secure. The only issue is that we cannot > arbitrarily create package names outside of that > hierarchy, since OASIS may use those for other > purposes. Certainly. But there is a bit of a structural problem here: SAX1 occupies the root of the org.xml.sax namespace. Andy's proposal would have to be recast something like this, org xml sax parser // SAX2 stuff here helpers // SAX2 stuff here dom // SAX2 stuff here helpers // SAX2 stuff here // SAX1 stuff here helpers // SAX1 stuff here I don't know about you, but to me this sort of structure suggests that SAX2 is a *subsidiary* part of SAX1. That's not what he had in mind: for better or worse he's suggesting a (mostly compatible given adapters) *replacement* SAX2 API. For me that implies they should be peer packages, rather than having a parent-child relationship. Of course, whether you see things that way or not depends on what kind of java package structure conventions you adopt, but I think most people follow the 'sub-package is sub-component' line. This isn't fatal to Andy's proposal, but it is a bit of a wart on an idea that otherwise I'm beginning to warm to. > Personally, I think that it's a good thing for SAX > that its Java package name is built on a .ORG domain > that is (now) controlled by a non-profit organization > dedicated to advancing XML, rather than by a > for-profit company (even a nice one like Megginson > Technologies). Agreed, and I hope noone interpreted my comments as casting aspersions on OASIS. Cheers, Miles -- Miles Sabin Cromwell Media Internet Systems Architect 5/6 Glenthorne Mews +44 (0)181 410 2230 London, W6 0LJ msabin@c... England 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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