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   RE: A Proposal for Refactoring SAX

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  • From: andyclar@us.ibm.com
  • To: msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 15:17:05 -0600


> I think we need a bit more detail, because, on the
> face of it your proposal *completely* breaks both
> forwards and backwards compatibility with SAX1.

That's pretty much the question that we have to answer: do
we completely break the compatibility with the old APIs to
design the new SAX right; or do we limit the growth of SAX
because of the legacy issue?

Creating new packages (and thus new API) *does* make
migration an all-or-nothing approach but if the new API has
features that people want, then they will switch.

>   org
>     xml
>       parser
>         EntityResolver
>         [...]
>       stream
>         [...]
>         StreamParser (was SAXParser)

I like your refactorization better! :) It's still
clean and separated for everyone to have a standard
way of doing things.

Andy Clark * IBM, JTC - Silicon Valley * andyclar@us.ibm.com

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