The org.xml.sax package

David Megginson david at
Thu May 27 12:34:21 BST 1999

Miles Sabin writes:
 > 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 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 ...

It shouldn't be -- SAX's package name (org.xml.sax.*) is secure.  The
only issue is that we cannot arbitrarily create package names outside
of that hierarchy, since OASIS may use those for other purposes.

Personally, I think that it's a good thing for SAX that its Java
package name is built on a .ORG domain that is (now) controlled by a
non-profit organization dedicated to advancing XML, rather than by a
for-profit company (even a nice one like Megginson Technologies).

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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