Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Mon Dec 29 13:53:04 GMT 1997

At 20:12 28/12/97 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>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.)

I understand. I therefore don't cast a vote as I am not able to make
sufficiently valuable comments on the precise relationship of SAX-J to the
DOM. I hope that you are interacting offline with Tim and others and will
come up with a proposal that (at least that group) feels is workable. I
shall be more than happy with whatever comes out and will pledge that JUMBO
will interoperate with it. (JUMBO has been fighting AWT 1.02 and the
dreaded rhinovirus recently, but should manage).


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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VSMS, Virtual Hyperglossary

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