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   Re: SAX2: DTDDeclHandler (minimalist position)

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  • From: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@ifi.uio.no>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: 27 Mar 1999 16:04:36 +0200

* uche ogbuji
| Furthermore, I've been thinking of proposing that the SAX2
| interfaces be specified in IDL rather than Java (or at least
| publishing an IDL translatiuon when the interfaces are stabilized),
| and your proposal wouldn't wash in IDL.

Many things in SAX won't wash in IDL, such as the use of the
Java-specific InputStream, Reader and Locale objects. 

Also, IDL has a problem in that it's sort of a least common
denominator, and thus leaves out many useful language-specific things.
So you'd probably want to do a manual translation anyway.

If there ever is a published SAX spec I think it should use IDL to be
politically correct and point out potential language-mapping problems.
However, the actual utility of IDL I think is low in this particular

--Lars M.

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