APIs vs Markup

Clark C. Evans clark.evans at manhattanproject.com
Sun Nov 14 16:01:42 GMT 1999

On Sat, 13 Nov 1999, Tim Bray wrote:
> For things like log files, just treat 'em as a succession 
> of small XML documents.  Is this a problem? -T.

This does not work all that well with XSL and DOM,
since the xpath syntax allows access to the whole
document; hence most implementations of tools will
try to read in the entire "document" before proceeding.

I liked John Tigue's suggestion of
using MIME for this purpose.  Perhaps a SAX 
parser should be able to read MIME?


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