Forthcoming: UnDOM, InheritanceFilter, LocalMarkupFilter

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Aug 13 00:09:30 BST 1998

New projects soon to be forthcoming:

UnDOM: a SAX parser that reads a org.w3c.dom.Document rather than an
InputSource, and generates the appropriate SAX events for each object
in the DOM document tree.  This was originally going to be called
"DOMinion", as being the opposite of "FreeDOM", but the latter is
changing its name.  UnDOM should work with any conformant Java
DOM implementation, and allows tricks like parsing a file into
a DOM and then replaying it multiple times.

InheritanceFilter: a SAX parser filter that detects
inherited attributes and returns them as part of every element
within the scope.  Initially only "xml:space" and "xml:lang" are
inherited, but an application may add any attributes it likes.
In addition, a PI will allow a document to specify such attributes too.

LocalMarkupFilter: a SAX parser filter that detects and expands
locally defined markup characters within XML character data.
This is a simpler analogue of SGML shortrefs, but (because it is
less flexible) can be done after ordinary XML parsing rather than
integrated with it.  It eliminates some of the need to parse
character data with a separate post-XML parser.

John Cowan		cowan at
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