XML. SAX. Streaming processing with Groves.

Francis Norton francis at redrice.com
Thu Dec 9 00:29:46 GMT 1999

XPath seems to have missed the boat for DOM level 2. Is there any chance
that XPath will be included in level 3? I can see that it doesn't appear
to fit in to the roadmap, but as someone who does commercial
program-to-program programming I would find not only the basic
functionality but access to the neater data model a real aid to


Michael Champion wrote:
> The DOM WG will be defining the requirements for Level 3 over the next 6
> weeks or so.  Standard APIs for loading, saving, parsing, and serializing
> XML text are "must have" items for Level 3, and this issue (that an
> application may want access to the elements of a document before it is fully
> parsed) has come up. For example, a programmer might choose not to continue
> parsing some huge document after the necessary data were found.
> Concrete suggestions for actual APIs or pointers to APIs that allow this
> would be appreciated.

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