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   Re: ANN: SAX 2.0 extension proposals.

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: 24 Feb 2000 20:42:06 -0500

Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk> writes:

> I thought the 'Simple' in 'Simple API for XML' was supposed to
> imply that the API was simple relatively inexperienced
> programmers to _use_. It doesn't necessarily follow that it
> must be utterly trivial to implement.

Basically, we tried to make SAX1 easy to implement and we tried to
make it easy to use, but where there was a conflict, we almost always
favoured the implementors over the users.  I know that sounds
completely wrong, but it seems to work.  For a theoretical
justification of this approach, see one of my most-quoted references


(Search forward for section 2.1 "The Rise of Worse is Better".)

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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