DOM vs. SAX??? Nah.

David Megginson david at
Thu Feb 11 18:59:06 GMT 1999

Clark Evans writes:

 > Neet-O.  I heard this quote
 > > SAX is just a way to populate DOM, it's at lower level.
 > a while back and it gave me convulsions.  Glad to hear the 
 > real-world experience.   *smile*

Or, to turn it on its head, DOM is just a way to cache SAX events in
memory.  Both statements are, of course, equally silly.

As part of my SAX documentation from a year ago, I wrote a short piece 
on this topic:

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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