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   Re: XML Property Set

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  • From: lex@www.copsol.com (Alex Milowski)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 08:36:09 -0500 (CDT)

> I think this is all useful discussion, but I also think that it's
> getting too monolithic.  In our experience with using a simple API to
> access a (normalised) SGML document stream, which led to our LT XML
> tool, we found that most of the quick and simple tools (often
> DTD-specific) we wanted to build were most easily constructed on top
> of an I/O model, not and event model or a grove model.  That is, one
> where the basic APPLICATION structure was
> while (bit=GetBit(xmlStream)) {
>    select (bit.type) {
>     case startTag: ...
>     case endTag: ...
>     case textData: ...
>     case PI: ...
>    }
> }
> I'd be sorry to lose this level, but am not clear where it fits in the
> developing picture.  Is this the 'XML Parser API'?

IMHO, this would be the XML Event API.  Somewhere previous to this you would
use the XML Parser API to setup the parser and tell it what document to

R. Alexander Milowski     http://www.copsol.com/   alex@copsol.com
Copernican Solutions Incorporated                  (612) 379 - 3608

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