Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Tue Jan 6 20:57:06 GMT 1998

At 14:38 06/01/98 +0100, Matthew Gertner wrote:
>I am frankly amazed at how productive this discussion has been up to this
>point, which is a good argument for maintaining simplicity in the interface.
>(I also find myself wondering whether it would *really* make such a big
>difference to add a callback for comments...) This initiative only started a
>couple of weeks ago, and it seems to me that the preliminary spec is
>essentially completed (keeping in mind that it is never going to please
>everyone). The focus on simplicity has been essential.

Thanks. This more or less sums up my own feelings. A line has to be drawn
>SAX - for capturing logical structure
>AAX - for capturing logical and physical structure. Sufficient functionality
>to build a document object as specified by the DOM.

If SAX is seen as a part of a continuing process, this seems a possible
division . I certainly expect that *as a result of using SAX* there may
need to be some tweaks later, and that we shall find out how easy it is to
build other things on top.  

Personally (I think) I need more than the logical structure, but I'm
certain that there are a lot of newcomers to XML who do not have a
background in document analysis and management and who will only need the
logical structure.


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