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   Re: SAX2: relative ordering of startDocument() & startDTD() event s?

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  • From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
  • To: Walter Underwood <wunder@infoseek.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 21:46:07 -0800

Walter Underwood wrote:
> At 05:30 PM 2/24/00 +0000, Miles Sabin wrote:
> >I think this would be a serious political mistake. Several
> >parsers are out there already with support for the SAX2 alpha
> >LexicalHandler. It'd be one thing to change the interface or
> >modify it's functionality in various ways ... but it'd be
> >quite another to retract it altogether: that'd be just asking
> >for SAX to be forked.
> In my book, an alpha release asks "is the design right?" and
> a beta release asks "is the implementation right?". So design
> changes after alpha are proper and should be expected. 

This particular bug was identified with the alpha release (if not
before) hence the surprise to see it still around.

Note that by that definition, SAX2beta is still an alpha release,
since the design in question is an API which changed radically
from the first alpha.

- Dave

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