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Re: SAX and the characters function

Makes it possible to hand characters to handlers directly from the
parser's I/O buffers, without the additional costs (memory, cpu)
of turning them into strings ... and the first thing most apps need to
do is look at them like character arrays, so it's faster that way too.

The list archives  may turn up more details, check early 1998.

- Dave

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Rafter" <jeffrafter@earthlink.net>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2001 7:28 AM
Subject: SAX and the characters function

> Hi everyone,
> I am just looking for some historical discussion of SAX... the main
> discussion (if it exists) I am looking for is why in the "characters"
> function (and others) the parameter list is:
>   characters (char ch[], int start, int length)
> and not
>   characters (String ch)
> I, myself, could think of several good reasons-- I just want to know what
> the original reason was.
> Thanks,
> Jeff Rafter
> Defined Systems
> http://www.defined.net
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