ANN: DOMParser

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Sep 17 22:47:34 BST 1998

Tyler Baker wrote:

> Sorry my confusion lies in that parsing refers to taking data of one unmanageable
> form and converting it into a manageable form.


> Parsing a DOM tree is an oxymoron IMHO unless
> you are converting the DOM tree into some other tree.

No, what I have is code that converts a DOM *tree* into a
SAX *event stream*.  The result is "manageable" to applications
that expect SAX events.

For example, you can use the non-API methods of Docuverse DOM SDK
(or any other Java DOM implementation that supports SAX)
in cooperation with a real SAX parser to capture an XML document
as a DOM tree.  You can then use DOMParser to generate those same
SAX parse events repeatedly by walking the tree repeatedly.

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