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   Re: [xml-dev] SAX for Binary Encodings (preserving investment) (ASN.1and

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Bob Wyman wrote:

> 	What is the proper forum in which to hash out the details of
> such a type-rich interface for a "SAX 3"? Is it this group (xml-dev)?
> Or somewhere else? 

Probably here, unless Dave Brownell or David Megginson say otherwise.

> Given that we can see that there are already two
> commercial vendors working on SAX interfaces for the ASN.1 defined
> types, and given that a such an interface will be needed/required by
> *any* SAX interface to binary encodings, it probably makes sense for
> us to define the interface we want as soon as possible so that we
> don't end up stuck with the inevitable confusion that comes from
> competing solutions.

I see no confusion. SAX is designed to work with Unicode streams as
constrained by XML. SAX2 does the same thing but is extended to deal
with the syntax macros needed for XML Namespaces. How can it be any

What's stopping people from defining a Simple API for Binfosets? Or
in the ASN.1 case, transcoding whatever comes in to its XML encoding
and passing that up to SAX?

Bill de hÓra
Technical Architect


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