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   RE: [xml-dev] DESIGN PROPOSAL: Java XMLIterator

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com]
> Sent: maandag 17 december 2001 23:12
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] DESIGN PROPOSAL: Java XMLIterator
> We currently have two base-level APIs for XML processing in
> the Java world: DOM and its variant JDOM, which build in-memory
> trees, and SAX, which pushes a stream of events to application
> event-handling methods.
> This is a first design for XMLIterator, a third base-level API
> which allows an application to pull content from XML.  This
> avoids the memory demand and navigation issues of DOM, and
> is a more straightforward programming model than SAX, which
> requires magic data connections between the event handlers in
> order to maintain application state.  XMLIterator extends
> the familiar Iterator interface, so it models an XML document
> as a linear collection of partially specified nodes.

Just a dumb and un-educated question: is this
comparable/overlapping/competing/inspiredby/complementary with the work on the
XML Pull Parser (http://www.extreme.indiana.edu/soap/xpp/)?

Steven Noels
(+32)478 292900


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