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On Tuesday 28 December 2004 21:45, Michael Champion wrote:
> I'm prepared to believe that XML users won't have to care
> about this stuff someday ... but I haven't seen much
> evidence that "someday" is anytime soon. Could you be
> just a bit more specific about which products or
> technologies will handle which problems discussed in this
> thread better than hand-coding to SAX or Pull APIs?
One of the ones I often point to is simultaneous expression
evaluation. This one would probably not help Alan much but
you need a fairly complex compiler/runtime to do it well.
Not something you see in your average SAX/Pull processing
component. Commercial implementation have been around for a
couple of years.
I think there may be a natural tendancy to look for silver
bullets in the design of processing tools. The reality
often appears to be that any advantage they have is in
numerous small to medium techniques that taken as a whole
are just to big for anyone hand coding to try and apply.