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   Re: YAXPAPI (Yet Another XML Parser API)- an XDEV proposal

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: Gavin Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 07:52:18 -0800

At 02:22 PM 17/12/97 GMT, Gavin Nicol wrote:
>XAPI-J, or whatever this becomes, should be sufficient to build a DOM

No no no.  You are missing the point - this is the SIMPLE interface for
RDF-heads and SMIL-folks and all the other people who think that XML
should just be elements and attributes and have none of that SGML
apparatus.  From the end-user programmer's point of view, it should be.

If you turn your assertion around, then it's correct: you should
be able to build SAX on top of the DOM. -Tim

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