SAX/C++ vs. SAX2

Tim Bray tbray at
Fri Dec 3 19:31:13 GMT 1999

At 01:21 PM 12/3/99 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>1. To get some kind of standard Namespace support (or at least a way
>   to tell whether a parser has Namespace support built in).
>2. To query parser features in general.
>3. To get at the stuff that SAX 1.0 doesn't report, like comments,
>   CDATA boundaries, and DTD declarations.
>I think that there is a real need for #1
>I think that #2 would make life a fair bit easier for library developers
>I have a lot of trouble with #3

Agreed, on all points.  The unavailability of namespaces threatens
to make SAX unusable before too long. -Tim

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