Announcement: SAX2 1999-06-01 alpha release for Java

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Jun 24 19:26:42 BST 1999

David Brownell wrote:

> Problem:  it's a read-only property, so that it's not possible to specify
> the input document in a portable way.  It's as if SAX 1.0 didn't have a
> way to feed an input source (or document URI) into a parser.

A better approach, methinks, is to extend DocumentSource to allow
dom.Document as one of the kinds of input source.  My DOMParser
does just this, and throws an exception if you pass any source
that is *not* a Document.

John Cowan		cowan at
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