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   Re: SAX-J and the DPH (DJH?)

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  • From: Chris Maden <crism@ora.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 10:35:17 -0500

[Sean McGrath]
> I am wondering where XML-Devers see SAX-J relative to DPH?.

By definition, the DPH isn't going to have much to do with SAX-J.
However, you raise a good point; the SAX-J folks should decide whether
an identity transform is a goal, and if so, comments need to be
included.  If not, then SAX-J is not an appropriate tool to use for
document transformations.

> He is the guy staring at 10GB of corporate XML docs and just wants
> to change
> <telephone>555-1234</telephone>
> into
> <telephone>555-4321</telepone>
> throughout the whole lot. If he uses SAX-J he blows all the
> aide-memoires stuffed into his comments? He also blows his CDATA
> marked sections. Is the DPH destined to always use a fully blown
> parser to output XML?

Hell, no!  He'd be a fool to use Java for this when
s/555-1234/555-4321/g will do the trick.  (I suspect that in any
real-world situation like this, *all* numbers would want to be
changed, but if not, just include the markup in the sed command.)

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