SAX2: DOM support

Miles Sabin msabin at
Tue Jan 18 14:52:27 GMT 2000

David Megginson wrote,
> We've talked in the past about supplying better DOM support in
> SAX2 through features and properties.  There are two options:
> 1. Pull

I don't think I like this much. Unless I've misunderstood
you're proposing that we hide a DOM-walking SAX event
generator behind a SAX property. I can't really see the
benefit of that. Why would you want to access such a thing
via this route rather than by simply creating one directly,

  XMLReader reader = new DOMXMLReader(someDocument);

The earlier proposals I remember seemed more aimed at simply
allowing access to the current DOM node from a Document/Content
Handler. That seems reasonable, (tho' I'm having trouble 
thinking of any real applications).

> 2. Push
> [snip: DOMHandler]
> This saves a lot of unnecessary hashtable lookups.

Could you elaborate on that a bit?



Miles Sabin                       Cromwell Media
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