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   Re: Fast filter support in SAX2

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 00:41:15 -0500 (EST)

Lars Marius Garshol scripsit:

> This terminology is also used in Common Lisp and Python, and probably
> many other places as well.

It was born in the LISP environment, where atoms were "interned on the
OBLIST" to make them unique.

> However, then we need to define the element stack interface and what
> should be included there. Just the elements? Elements and attributes?
> Elements, attributes and sibling number? Which entity each element
> comes from?

Just the element types, IMHO.  This is very easy to expose as Strings
for almost any kind of parser.  If you want more, do it yourself.

> Maybe this should be done outside the SAX core?

It certainly can be, but the parser is already doing it, and why
reinvent the wheel?

John Cowan					cowan@ccil.org
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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