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- From: Graham Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 15:08:47 +0000
bill wrote >
> But aside from SaxInput and SaxException, do we really want to mandate the
> use of SAX events? If we can find a way around that particular mandate,
> then we allow a tighter coupling between the parser and DOM construction,
> and allow for a more complete extraction of information from the document.
I think you are suggesting a tighter binding - thus more open - with parser
events as opposed to SAX events?
I think this would be good, along the lines of more granularity, more
control more refined implementations.
>This is where wrappers and delegation have something to offer. As long as
> the wrapper or a mixin of the aggregate are responsible for the events,
> only that code which handles the events need be vendor-specific:
> Simple application code that implements Element can be in
> the DOM tree directly, but would not have access to parse events.
> Application code held by a wrapper or participating in an
> aggregate would support an api or a design pattern (which
> is to say, JavaBeans), which benefits indirectly from parse events.
I think where this leads us is to a situation where an application is
effectively a LISP evaluator and the XML has become an S-Expression.
But to keep things simple the parse events should for the moment be used to
build the DOM and its mixed-in functionality. The app thens invokes methods
on the functional DOM.
I like the idea that XML is LISP though.
> I believe it is appropriate to support the alternatives here via the
> specification, on a per-element basis.
> Further, the application should be able to select different domBuilder's
> from different vendors and use them all together.
Yes and Yes.
I know this list is primarily for views but we need some confirmation of
what we think is good or else it appears that there is no agreement and no
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