SAX/C++ vs. SAX2

Vilya Harvey vilya at
Mon Dec 6 10:12:25 GMT 1999

Sebastien Sahuc wrote:
> > Michael Fuller wrote :
> > But having taken a look at SAX2, not much seems to be wrong with it.
> > *That* trend needs to be stepped on, and quickly, before it
> > gets out of hand.
> Completely agree with it. And why not focus on SAX2 for both Java and
> C++ as someone has already pointed out ?

Just a thought: why not take a leaf out of the DOM's book and write the
canonical version of the SAX interfaces in a language-neutral format like
IDL? That way, bindings to a number of languages (including, but not
limited to, C++ and Java) can be trivially derived by using the
appropriate IDL-to-whatever converter.

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