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   RE: ANN: SAX 2.0 extension proposals.

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  • From: Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:14:21 -0000

David Brownwell wrote,
> Jim Layer wrote:
> > I'd suggest that Miles' proposal for this interface is more 
> > of a forward thinking approach along the vendor neutral line
> > that resulted in SAX in the first place.
> What's wrong with waiting till there's some experience with 
> the problem, and its solutions, before adopting a solution?  
> And maybe trying out a few other solutions, as well as Miles', 
> to see if a standardized answer is needed?

I think we already _do_ have some experience with this sort 
of thing ... tho' not necessarily in the context of SAX. My 
factory proposal isn't particularly novel: it uses a service
provider model that very similar to Sun's JNDI. The comparison
is appropriate, because directory services are another domain
where vendor neutrality and plug'n'play matter.

Anyhow, I'm all for letting a hundred flowers bloom. My 
proposals are on the table for anyone who's interested in
evaluating them (http://www3.mistral.co.uk/miles/). I'd be more 
than willing to do the same for any concrete counter-proposals,
including the 'do nothing' option ... so long as some sort of
rationale is given.



Miles Sabin                       Cromwell Media
Internet Systems Architect        5/6 Glenthorne Mews
+44 (0)20 8817 4030               London, W6 0LJ, England
msabin@cromwellmedia.com          http://www.cromwellmedia.com/


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