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Re: We need an XPath API

> > 5) Work on DOM trees as well as with a SAX parser (DOM tree query support is
> > essential in my opinion.. SAX alone is no good. What if your dom tree comes
> > out of a database?)
> requires a well-formedness parse as the first step in processing at each layer,
> and a stream of SAX events is the simplest, lightest, and most neutral
> expression of that parse. In fact, as a matter of local process optimization
> those SAX events themselves may be routed through layered filters without much

To be honest, I'm a bit confused. Could you elaborate how this would
help anyone who doesn't actually have the DOM tree represented as an XML
file but gets it out of some data source ? I haven't been following the
abstraction debate that much..