SAX: do we want a base class

David Ornstein davido at
Sat Jan 3 18:58:53 GMT 1998

David Megginson wrote [10:39 AM 1/3/98 ]:
>I should clarify: the SAX interfaces and the XmlAppBase base class
>will be written only once for each programming language, and they will
>live in their own package (in languages that use packages).
>XmlAppBase will depend only on the interfaces for information -- in
>other words, there will be no such thing as a SAX-implementing parser
>without the base class (parser writers need not be concerned with the
>base class at all).

Ahh.  I was assuming that we were aiming to be able to have the SAX Client
and SAX Implemention be in different languages.  The practical case I'm
thinking about is that I write in C++ and would like to be able to use the
Java-based Implementations.  Assuming a platform (for example win32) that
provides interoperability at the interface level between multiple
languages, or really any language-neutral IDL-based mechanism, shouldn't
that be possible?

I guess we should answer that question first.

If we say that, yes, we want cross-language interoperability (and IDL?),
then I maintain my stand.  If not, I quickly retract...


David Ornstein
Pragmatica, Inc.

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