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   Re: Announcement: SAX Java Implementation (pre-release)

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  • From: David Megginson <ak117@freenet.carleton.ca>
  • To: xml-dev Mailing List <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 17:33:13 -0400

Paul Prescod writes:

 > True, but "InputStream" and "Reader" are neither well-knowns ADT nor
 > well-defined interfaces outside of the Java world. Suppose a SAX client
 > and server are talking over a CORBA connection. What are the
 > requirements on the object passed to the parseInputStream( ) and
 > parseReader() methods (non-overloaded variants of the parse method).
 > Where are these requirements defined?

James has made this same point somewhat differently.

Here is my question: do we need SAXByteStream and SAXCharacterStream
interfaces?  If so, should SAX also come with default implementations
for each language?

All the best,


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

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