SAX: towards a solution

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Sat Jan 3 16:56:07 GMT 1998

At 10:30 03/01/98 -0500, David Megginson wrote:

>I cannot speak for Tim, but I would guess that he's probably busy
>enough with the main WG that he wouldn't want to spend any more time
>on the phone.  I think that SAX is a small enough topic that we should
>be able to manage it through our existing channels of communication;
>of course, the opinions of the parser writers (Tim, Norbert, Chris,
>me, and any others) will carry proportionally heavier weight, as will
>the opinons of potential SAX implementors (such as Peter), and all
>opinions count.  I will collect opinions, then will construct a trial
>SAX and try to get acceptance.

I am completely happy with this.

>There is an OO add-on to Tcl, called something like iTcl (it's been a

[I looked at iTcl some time (? 2-3 years ago) - problem was that - like
many tcl extensions you had to link it in at compile time. Got slightly too
complicated, so I moved to Java.]

>while); in any case, I'd like to keep SAX as an object-oriented API.

OK. I concur with this. 

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