AttributeMap (was Re: Announcement: SAX 1998-01-12 Draft)

Tim Bray tbray at
Thu Jan 15 13:51:39 GMT 1998

At 06:48 AM 15/01/98 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>The third alternative is, of course, to provide no access to this
>information at all.  I would do this only if I had clear indication
>from the WG that data entities and notations are deprecated relics
>from full SGML that will likely be removed in XML 1.1; otherwise, I
>have to assume that, as in full SGML, they will be the standard method
>for including non-XML objects such as graphics, audio, and video, and
>that even a simple API needs to provide access to them.

It is very unlikely that they'll be deprecated.  But it is also highly
unclear that they'll actually be used very much in the type of lightweight
app that I think we're building SAX for.  My incliniation would be
to get elements, attributes, and text right first, then expand as
need becomes clear. -Tim

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