DOM vs. SAX??? Nah. (was RE: Storing Lots of Fiddly Bits (was Re: What is XML for?)

Oren Ben-Kiki oren at
Fri Feb 12 09:42:12 GMT 1999

John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

>Oren Ben-Kiki wrote:
>> [T]he
>> DOM specs should provide a standard way to apply a SAX visitor to a DOM
>> (sub)tree. A parser would be just a special case of an application which
>> an internal "virtual DOM tree" and doesn't provide random access to it.
>See for code that does
>just this: it walks a org.w3c.dom.Document and fires SAX events
>based on its contents.

I know it is available - just as there are tools to build a DOM tree from
SAX events. I'd just like to see SAX being given an official standing
_within_ the DOM specs as "the" DOM visitor interface. Ideally, SAX would be
part of the DOM specs.

Share & Enjoy,

    Oren Ben-Kiki

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