Streaming XML and SAX

Walter Underwood wunder at
Wed Feb 24 21:52:05 GMT 1999

At 12:42 PM 2/24/99 -0800, Tom Harding wrote:
>David Megginson wrote:
>> 1. Use a non-XML mechanism for separating XML packets -- that way,
>>    there's not a tight dependency between the stream-handler and the
>>    parser (the stream handler knows the bounds of each packet without
>>    doing any XML parsing).
>What bit sequence would you use as a separator and how would you ensure 
>that no conceivable encoding would produce it spuriously?

This may be going out on a limb, but what about:

200 OK HTTP/1.1
Content-type: text/xml
Content-length: ...

Nah, it'll never work.

Walter R. Underwood
wunder at
wunder at (home) (my product)

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