A Proposal for Refactoring SAX

jackandgina at mindspring.com jackandgina at mindspring.com
Tue Jun 1 05:45:32 BST 1999

I was initially frustrated with SAX's lack of support for accessing the DTD. Unlike the other
XML efforts (XSchema, XSL, etc.) DTDs are not written as XML and it would be nice to access
the DTD's internals as well as. I've come to understand you point about SAX being low level,
but I'm still not sure I agree with it to the point of excluding DTD handling.

So I'm rolling my own library for DTDs similarly to the way SAX is meant for the actual xml


Jack Bolles
ThoughtWorks, LLC

David Megginson wrote:

> ...
> By the way, how many SAX implementors have ever used the SAX 1.0
> DTDHandler interface in a real-world installation?  The XML 1.0 spec
> requires processors to report the information in that interface, but
> I'd be very interested to know about actual usage patterns.
> All the best,
> David

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