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   Re: [xml-dev] SAX parser for SGML?

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From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>

> Does anyone know of a (preferably open-source) Java-based parser that
> produces SAX events from an SGML input document?  
There is an intermediate step too.

Editor's Concrete Syntax (ECS[1]) is a version of SGML that, like XML, does not require
DTD-awareness of modes in order to parse data, but it allows many more of
SGML's minimization techniques.  Much SGML that does not use CDATA elements
and uses standard delimiters conforms to ECS.

It is especially suitable for colouring editors. It can be normalized into XML
very readily. (It was originally called SlackXML.)  It is not designed as a
format for the Web, but as a way to help data entry.

Rick Jelliffe

[1] http://www.topologi.com/public/ECS.pdf


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