David Megginson ak117 at
Mon Dec 29 12:03:48 GMT 1997

Peter Murray-Rust writes:

 > I appreciate that for those constructing parsers, the question of
 > where SAX-J sits w.r.t. DOM is important and possibly affects their
 > ease in implementing SAX-J. And, of course, we must make it easy
 > for parser writers, since if it isn't they won't play. From the
 > *user*'s point of view, the interior of SAX-J is irrelevant :-)

Unfortunately, the question matters greatly for the _design_ of SAX-J:
if SAX-J has to provide enough information to build a level-one DOM,
it will have to deliver _all_ of the required information; if not,
then it can be somewhat simpler.  (It is possible, of course, that
changes to the DOM's information set will then require future changes
to SAX-J, but changes to DOM terminology will not.)

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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