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   RE: IDL?

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  • From: David Megginson <ak117@freenet.carleton.ca>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 20:21:12 -0500

Paul Prescod writes:

 > > In other words, a DOM builder would be just another an event-based
 > > SAX-J application.
 > I don't think that this model is possible. It would require SAX to support
 > all of the information that the DOM needs. That would knock the "Simple"
 > right out of SAX.

Not necessarily.  A level-one DOM does not require that much, and we
could elect not to deliver certain information (like comments).  I am
not suggesting that we deliver the information required for the
XML-specific DTD nodes.

If we omit comments, then SAX-J would have to return only the
following information:

- elements
- attributes
- PIs
- texts

This should be sufficient for building a useful DOM.  Strictly by the
book, we specify whether each attribute was specified or defaulted,
and we should specify which text is ignorable whitespace.

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117@freenet.carleton.ca
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins@microstar.com

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