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

Don Park donpark at
Fri Feb 12 17:31:00 GMT 1999

>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
>part of the DOM specs.


Its a nice idea but it conflicts with at least one DOM API requirement:
JavaScript support.  Predicate Functors can be contrived with JavaScript but
not multifacet callback interfaces like SAX.

Don Park

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