A Proposal for Refactoring SAX

Miles Sabin msabin at cromwellmedia.co.uk
Thu May 27 11:46:54 BST 1999

David Megginson wrote,
> For the record, Jon Bosak gave us permission to use 
> the org.xml.sax.* branch for SAX; he has since donated 
> the xml.org domain to OASIS, and any decisions about 
> org.xml.* packages other than org.xml.sax.* will
> have to be approved by that organization.

That's a teensy bit worrying ...

Whilst I'm sure that the _last_ thing OASIS would want 
to do is threaten SAXs namespace, it's a little bit
disturbing that it's, even in principle, at the mercy
of the decisions of an only tangentially related

If nothing else, it's clear that this _does_ seem to
have the potential to cramp SAXs style somewhat. If
org.xml.* isn't freely available for SAX, then it
does make some things (Andy Clarks proposal for SAX2
to be repackaged under org.xml.parser for example) a
little bit more awkward. It'd be a shame for that sort
of thing to be ruled out on _administrative_ grounds
(as opposed to software design reasons).



Miles Sabin                          Cromwell Media
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