RFC: Simple XML Event-Based API for Java

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Wed Dec 17 18:32:35 GMT 1997

At 09:38 PM 16/12/97 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>After careful thought, I am fairly certain that I would be willing to
>accept the following simple event-driven API for Ælfred.  

I'd be willing to commit to signing up to do this for Lark, given
the following changes:

>  public void 
>    startDocument (XmlProcessor processor, String pubid, URL sysid);

Question: what if there's no <!DOCTYPE?  And if there is, you might as
well throw in the root doctype.

>  public void
>    startProlog (XmlProcessor processor);
>  public void 
>    endProlog (XmlProcessor processor);

Lose these; they have no place in this API.  You want this kind of stuff,
use Lark or AElfred or whatever.

>  public void 
>    processingInstruction (XmlProcessor processor, String target, String data);

Lose this.

>  public void 
>    error (XmlProcessor processor, String message, URL url, int line);

Have to add the entity ID as an argument.  No point giving the line 
number if you don't know what it's in.

>The processor itself could implement the following interface (very
>Thread-oriented and Bean-like):

And one last thing: if you use URL, then you have to do a new URL()
which does (I think) at least some syntax checking... is this appropriate?
Why not just pass it as a string? -Tim

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