SAX: Next Round

Bill la Forge b.laforge at
Fri Jan 22 13:54:22 GMT 1999

>I agree with this in the sense that the FilterManager should not be
>specified by SAX, however, the actual Filters themselves should, I
>think, be specified.
>The goal must be that both views should be supportable by any SAX
>Filter, allowing the same filters to be reused in MDSAX, Cowans model
>and in any other filter models that may spring up later.
>I think the best way to achieve this is to use interfaces that present
>different views of the Filter, essentially what I yesterday (yesterday
>for me, anyway :) called the 'separate interfaces' model.
>I'll see if I can find the time tomorrow to devise a design that
>allows this.


I think the answer is staring us right in the face. Look at John's

public abstract class ParserFilter
 implements Parser, AttributeList,
 DocumentHandler, DTDHandler, EntityResolver, ErrorHandler {

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