Fast filter support in SAX2

John Cowan cowan at
Sun Mar 28 06:35:48 BST 1999

Lars Marius Garshol scripsit:

> This terminology is also used in Common Lisp and Python, and probably
> many other places as well.

It was born in the LISP environment, where atoms were "interned on the
OBLIST" to make them unique.

> However, then we need to define the element stack interface and what
> should be included there. Just the elements? Elements and attributes?
> Elements, attributes and sibling number? Which entity each element
> comes from?

Just the element types, IMHO.  This is very easy to expose as Strings
for almost any kind of parser.  If you want more, do it yourself.

> Maybe this should be done outside the SAX core?

It certainly can be, but the parser is already doing it, and why
reinvent the wheel?

John Cowan					cowan at
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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