Request for Discussion: SAX 1.0 in C++

Thomas B. Passin tpassin at
Sun Dec 5 01:29:51 GMT 1999

From: <uche.ogbuji at>

> > > What in SAX2 is most urgently needed for DOM and XSLT?  I know that
> > > DOM level one *can* support some things that SAX doesn't report (such
> > > as comments and CDATA section boundaries), but there is nothing in DOM
> > > level one that says those have to be included, and I've heard of
> > > relatively few real-world applications that need that information.
> >
> > How about focusing on SAX/2, and making the first C/C++ SAX interface
> > actually SAX 2 so we kill two birds with one stone ?
> This to me seems the most sensible approach.  Especially when SAX2 has had
> much discussion and is potentially so close to completion.  The C++/SAX
> discussion is just starting and could go on for months.  It might as well
> built around an up-to-date standard.
> --
> Uche Ogbuji

I'd second this, with the thought that most of the effort would concentrate
on finishing the SAX2 interface itself before spending the potential
"months" on the C++/SAX implementation.

Tom Passin

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