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   Re: API versioning in SAX

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  • From: Toby Speight <tms@ansa.co.uk>
  • To: "XML developers' list" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: 05 Aug 1998 10:15:41 +0100

Toby> Toby M. Speight <URL:mailto:tms@ansa.co.uk>
Michael> Michael Kay <URL:mailto:M.H.Kay@eng.icl.co.uk>

0> In article
0> <000f01bdbf08$d031a540$1e09e391@mhklaptop.bra01.icl.co.uk>, Michael
0> wrote:

Michael> Every time I use SAX, I forget that the parser is allowed to
Michael> hand me data one character at a time if it chooses.  Perhaps
Michael> someone should write a SAX parser that does just that, so I
Michael> can test that my application would cope with it.

0> In article <uogu1nm5u.fsf@delivery.ansa.co.uk>, Toby wrote:

Toby> You could write a SAX filter that accepts input from the parser
Toby> of the moment, and delivers it a character at a time.  It should
Toby> be fairly trivial given the filter interface recently posted
Toby> here.

I forgot to mention: one could also write a filter which buffers
character data and passes it on in maximal-sized gobs.  I think this
would be quite a popular filter.


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