SAX RFD: ModSAX Predefined Features

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Mar 8 15:18:11 GMT 1999

Bill la Forge wrote:

>     o  Event objects for one.

But event objects are very easy to build on top of the
existing SAX.  Just do it!

>     o  A way to specify a filter to a DOM-building-parser is another.
>     o  Better integration with the DOM in general.

The chief problem here is that SAX doesn't provide all the
information that a DOM builder needs, notably the default
value of attributes.

> I'm sure others have their own feature list.

If we can standardize feature control, then feature lists can be
implemented in parsers or parser filters.

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