Re: Parser compliance
At 10:07 PM 11/18/99 -0600, Steven R. Newcomb wrote: > >In my own mind, the purpose of XML, as a tool, is to get information (not >just data) from A to B. I think of information as having two forms: > >(1) ready-to-run objects in memory, e.g. ready-to-roll DOM > >(2) interchangeable (but otherwise useless) serialized-into-characters > XML This doesn't begin to cover a lot of what XML is used for. It does cover document-like uses, but not the data-serialization uses. In the latter, folks want their application objects, not objects that accurately reflect the source document. They need something more like marshalling/unmarshalling code, going straight to the app-meaningful objects. Even for some documentation-like uses, a DOM is the wrong answer. Our search engine needs to extract text and store it in the indexes. Analyzing the documents in a stream (SAX) means handling bigger documents, using less memory, et cetera. wunder -- Walter R. Underwood wunder@i... wunder@b... (home) http://software.infoseek.com/ http://www.best.com/~wunder/ 1-408-543-6946 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 unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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