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   Re: SAX: ModSAX addition, general property query

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 10:12:39 -0500 (EST)

MikeDacon@aol.com writes:

 > 1. I still strongly urge not to use a URI for a feature or infoID.
 > These are not resource locations they are just a descriptive
 > string.  In fact, I bet that most parsers just implement your
 > initial recommended set.

Yes, but what about filters that perform specialised actions?  And
what about adding support (stable or experimental) for new XML-related
features like schemas, datatyping, and linking as they become

The problem with SAX 1.0 is that it froze the XML status quo of about
a year ago, and many interesting things have happened since then; with 
ModSAX, I'd like to leave the API open for two reasons:

1. so that we can extend it without breaking existing implementations; 

2. so that people can experiment with different ways of supporting new 
   features within the SAX framework.

As I wrote before, it doesn't much matter whether we use Java property 
names incorporating domain names (like
'org.xml.sax.features.validation') or URIs (like
'http://xml.org/sax/features/validation'), as long as we have the
ability for people to create new names without fear of collision.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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