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   SAX Underspecifications

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Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> Perhaps. The current situation is untenable though. Some hard choices 
> need to be made, sooner or later. As it stands, SAX is severely 
> underspecified, parsers do exhibit varying behavior, and programs are 
> not interoperable between parsers (and this is hardly the only area 
> where that is true). The failure to produce a test suite in conjunction 
> with the specification was a major error, but one I hope to begin 
> rectifying soon.

It would also be helpful if you could assemble a list of all the points 
where you think that SAX is underspecified and put them in a semi-permanent 
Web location.  That would be helpful not only for any future SAX/Java 
maintainers, but for people working on SAX-like interfaces for other 
languages as well.

All the best,



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