SAX2-beta (2000-01-28)

Miles Sabin msabin at
Fri Jan 28 19:16:41 GMT 2000

Hmm ...

I _really_ don't like the way that the SAX1 and SAX2 stuff is 
all mixed up together, particularly since most of SAX1 is 

Like it or not SAX2 is a completely new API, so why not leave 
SAX1 untouched (ie. no @deprecated's) and have a completely 
fresh org.xml.sax2.* tree? 

And I still think there needs to be a SAX2 equivalent of 
ParserFactory ... bizarrely it's easier to create a SAX1
Parser in an implementation independent way than it is to do 
the same for an XMLReader. A couple of people volunteered to 
try out the XMLReaderImplementations stuff I put together, and 
hopefully they'll be able to give some feedback on it to this 

One issue that I hit in putting that together is that there's 
currently no way to determine an XMLReaders feature support 
until _after_ it's been created. That's a bit awkward, since if 
we have multiple implementations available we might want to use 
the feature set to decide which one to instantiate ...



Miles Sabin                       Cromwell Media
Internet Systems Architect        5/6 Glenthorne Mews
+44 (0)20 8817 4030               London, W6 0LJ, England
msabin at

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