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- To: Daniel Veillard <Daniel.Veillard@w3.org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 13:08:14 -0700
> > I've been thinking about what new SAX interfaces we need the most
> > (with much prodding from users). Here's what I think we need as a
> > minimum:
> > 1. A standard filter interface (and perhaps an optional base class).
> > 2. A handler interface for lexical events like comments, CDATA
> > sections, and entity references.
> > 3. Some kind of namespace support.
> I suggest the following:
> 4. an IDL definition of the SAX interface to allow a clean interface
> for non-Java languages (like in the DOM REC).
Strongly seconded. I would, however, mention that this effort should be more
careful than the DOM REC about leaving artifacts in the interface for certain
languages. What I have in mind is the DOM REC's mess with regard to
attributes, which I heard was left in to give ECMAScript a leg-up. This sort
of tinkering is an easy trap to fall into, and just ends up tripping up those
of us implementing in different languages, such as Python.
I guess today is the day to criticize W3C WGs.
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