SAX: single-character read()

David Megginson ak117 at
Mon Apr 20 15:15:22 BST 1998

Upon reflection, I am quite convinced that we do not need a
single-character/byte read() method in the SAX CharacterStream and
ByteStream interfaces.  

If any individual parser needs a single-character read, it can
implement a buffering layer in its SAX driver; it does not make sense
to require the application writers to implement that buffer scheme
themselves every time they create a character or byte stream.

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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