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   C++ or IDL definitions for SAX

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  • From: <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 14:42:20 -0400 (EDT)

RJA@dip.co.uk writes:

 > I'm currently looking into SAX and was wondering if anybody had any
 > C++ or IDL definitions for SAX I could have ?

Various people have offered to work on them, but none has yet
appeared.  It should be simple to build a fairly-good SAX driver on
top of EXPAT.

 > On a slightly different note, are there are better alternatives to
 > SAX for a simple event based API ?

There may well be technically-superior event-based APIs for your
particular work; the greatest advantage of SAX is simply that it's
widely implemented, and thus benefits from the basic law of networking
(the usefulness of a network is the square of its number of users).

That said, the advantage does not yet extend to C++, since I know of
no SAX implementations there.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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