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Re: If SAX == lex, then what == yacc?

  • From: James Robertson <jamesr@s...>
  • To: "W3C XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 09:48:18 +1100

yacc practice

>
>"Anthony B. Coates" writes:
>
> > A thought that struck me (and probably struck many of you before me) is 
> that
> > the event stream from a SAX parser is much like the token stream from a 
> lexical
> > analyser, like 'lex'.  This made me wonder what the equivalent to 
> 'yacc' would
> > be in this picture;

I guess the closest thing I've seen is
Omnimark:

It's stream-based, event-driven, and maintains
a stack of open elements for you. It doesn't
build a whole in-memory representation of the
document either, unlike DOM.

Obviously I'm not saying it's identical
in concept, but in practice, it works well.

J

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