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   Re: Goals: XML Event Interface

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: David Megginson <ak117@freenet.carleton.ca>, xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 13:05:32 -0800

At 02:58 PM 18/12/97 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>  Should a common XML event-based API supply enough information to
>  build a DOM representation of a document?

Maybe, maybe not, depending what you mean by "common".  For the simple
interface we're trying to build, this cannot be remotely a goal.  The
only goal should be to give application authors access to the
elements, attributes and character data of a document in the most
transparent possible way. -Tim

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