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   Re: SAX2: marrying SAX and DOM

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  • From: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: 09 Mar 2000 10:30:29 -0600

David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net> writes:

> > Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us> writes:
> > 
> > > The Perl SAX binding has used what I believe to be a very
> > > powerful technique that I'd like to propose for SAX 2.0:
> > > 
> > >     Event handlers should be passed a DOM node instead of
> > >     positional parameters.
> Seems to me that this is exactly what you'd get if you
> listened for the right type of mutation events on the
> root node of the DOM tree as it's being populated.
> No new API needed -- DOM L2 has such callbacks today.

That's a good point, is the SAX API needed if a similar API exists?
<me ducks="1"/>

The biggest difference I think would be that SAX (generally) would use
"unattached" nodes in a push, start/end, mode.

  -- Ken

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