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RE: [xml-dev] DOM or SAX: Sense and Sensibility

> From: PaulT [mailto:pault12@pacbell.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 3:26 PM
> To: Benjamin Franz; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] DOM or SAX: Sense and Sensibility


> My prediction is that the era of low-level 
> lexer ( called SAX ) and low-level model 
> ( called DOM)  is over and there will be 
> soon more high-level bindings on top 
> of these low-level APIs (or not on top of them). 
> I think that asking developers to write all the code 
> in terms of SAX or DOM APIs is like asking 
> them to write programms in assembly language.

I agree entirely. DOM and SAX will be the domain for applications doing
generic XML processing. Developers trying to solve business problems will be
using tools that abstract away all XML-specific APIs -- either using
transformation technologies with high-level modelling tools or declarative
mapping/transformation languages, or using data-binding technologies that
hide XML beneath simpler and more familiar object models.