Streaming XML (Was RE: XML Information Set Requirements, W3C Note 18-February-1999)

Paul Prescod paul at
Tue Feb 23 05:52:34 GMT 1999

"Borden, Jonathan" wrote:
> > there
> > is a significant breakthrough, it has been the introduction of two
> > API/interface standards, one formal, DOM, and one grassroots, SAX, both
> > of which are there to solve different but related problems.  The
> > interface
> > standards for markup are unique.  Some of us would have killed for
> > those about five years ago.
> >
>         Isn't that a grove?

You can easily generate an API from a property set, but groves didn't
exist five years ago.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

"In general, as syntactic description becomes deeper, what appear to 
be semantic questions fall increasingly within its scope; and it is 
not entirely obvious whether or where one can draw a natural bound 
between grammar and 'logical grammar'."  - Noam Chomsky, 1963

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