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   Re: [xml-dev] Microsoft's vision of data and the role of XML in thatcont

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Joshua Allen wrote:

> We made heavy investments in the “pull model” of parsing as an 
> alternative to event-based parsing ala SAX.  It is possible to do “pull 
> until match” and raise events to get the same effect as SAX, but we felt 
> that the pull model was more approachable for the average developer.

Yep, I suspect that .Net learned from experience and got this one right 
and pull parsing is the way to go in the future.  The first 3 XML 
parsers (Lark, NXP, and expat) all were event-driven because... er well 
that was 1996, can't exactly remember, seemed like a good idea at the 
time. -Tim


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