OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: 1998-04-20 Pre-Release, with Road Map and Demos

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: David Megginson <ak117@freenet.carleton.ca>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 07:42:40 -0400

Don Park writes:

 > SAX, as it currently stands, does not return XML comments.  This is
 > just fine for one way processing of XML documents.  However, I am
 > having a problem with SAXDOM because of this seemingly irrelavant
 > information loss.
 > I will soon be adding DOM output classes to SAXDOM but documents
 > edited with SAXDOM will lose all comments.  I think this is a
 > significant weakness of SAX.

Comments and CDATA sections will certainly be near the top of the list
for a level-two SAX, if people decide that we need such a beastie.  In
the mean time, please remember that the DOM models everything that
_can_ be represented, not everything that _must_ be represented.

There will probably end up being a core set of information that every
DOM builder must provide, but I'd expect that much of it will be
optional.  A DOM builder for a simple processing tool won't want to
waste nodes for information that it doesn't need (such as internal
entity boundaries).

I think that the chair of the DOM WG, Lauren Wood, reads this list;
perhaps she can comment or correct any mistake that I might have made

All the best,


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

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@ic.ac.uk)


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS