XML chaos

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Tue May 18 22:02:06 BST 1999

Mark Cheek wrote:

> our questions:  is SAX supposed to be a plug-in API for this
> purpose.. or, should we be using one of the Sun or IBM products?

SAX is a parser API, not a parser.  Most parsers supply this API.
Unless you need a tree model of the document, you can write your
code around the SAX API and then plug in any parser you want,
such as Sun's, IBM's, Aelfred (www.microstar.com), XP (www.jclark.com)
or whatever.

Some parsers such as Sun's and IBM's also provide the DOM API, which
is tree-based, if that's more useful to your application.

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