SAX: Java Package org.xml.sax

David Megginson ak117 at
Wed Jan 7 11:56:30 GMT 1998

Jon Bosak writes:

 > I reserved for exactly the kind of public use being discussed
 > here and have no other plans for it.  The main idea was to prevent
 > someone from doing dumb things with the name; I had a vague idea that
 > it might be useful for standard DTDs or a root URN domain for XLinks
 > or something like that.  The domain does not correspond to any real
 > server at the moment; there isn't even a default email account.  But
 > if it's felt to be useful as a reserved piece of the DNS name space, I
 > would be happy to dedicate it to the use of the XML developer
 > community.

I'd like to take the opportunity to thank both Jon Bosak and Tim Bray
publicly for generously offering the use of their xml.* domain names
for the Java implementation of SAX.  

Although in fact neither nor currently corresponds to
any actual company or organisation, and both would have been
appropriate choices, I think that on balance an *.org domain gives a
greater _appearance_ of neutrality than a *.com domain, and even the
mere appearance of neutrality is essential in a highly-politicised
climate like the Java world: as a result, I propose that the Java
implementation of SAX use the package "org.xml.sax":




All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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