Re: ANN: SAX2-beta (2000-01-28)
Peter Murray-Rust wrote: > > At 01:13 PM 1/28/00 -0500, David Megginson wrote: > >SAX is the Simple API for XML, a very-widely implemented event-based > >interface for processing XML documents. > > > >The beta release of SAX2/Java is now available for download at > > > > http://www.megginson.com/SAX/SAX2/ > > > I would like to thank David publicly for his commitment to bringing this > forward. Ditto! > It would be useful (and I am sure encouraging) if the authors of current > tools would find the time and effort to produce beta SAX2-aware versions. Working on it ... updating six SAX2 (alpha) parsers and the associated tools (like DOM construction etc) takes time. Also testing it all, even planning a partial punt on application level testing. > This is one of the sure ways of highlighting what works and what doesn't. > It will be an important step towards getting namespaces more widely used. Also, moving from DOM L1 to DOM L2 (which has namespace support). One SAX beta problem: compatibility. With alpha it was natural for a parser to easily implement both SAX1 and SAX2 ... not so with Beta. (Note that it's not the path that DOM took.) That makes it a lot more likely that application level code will be disrupted. There are also several places where a "raw-names" feature is used, more or less as the converse of the documented "namespace-prefixes" feature. Both control whether an "XML 1.0" view of the information is available (with "xmlns*" attributes visible, and names in their original forms). Of the two, "raw-names" makes a bit more sense to me, but I'd prefer to see a name that connotes its function better, like "xml-names". - Dave 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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions and unsubscriptions are now ***CLOSED*** in preparation for list transfer to OASIS.
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