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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Streaming XML (WAS: More on taming SAX (was Re: [xml-d

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* Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com> [2004-12-30 17:19]:
> On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 21:54 +0000, Miles Sabin wrote:
> > Uche Ogbuji wrote,
> > > SAX says nothing that prevents temporally simultaneous events.
> > 
> > If it doesn't that's a bug in the docs and should be fixed.
> > 
> > The runtime nesting of SAX event callbacks mirrors the structure of the 
> > real or virtual document being parsed. Simultaneous events would imply 
> > superimposed nodes ... which ain't possible.
> I could buy this, but I don't see why I have to.  One could also claim
> that the letter of SAX2 makes the way it's implemented in Python
> illegal, but I suspect they would be rightly ignored.
> I don't see why a parallelized streaming architecture could not be
> expressed in terms of SAX events.  Perhaps you could persuade me SAX
> does not allow it, but I expect that this would be only by admitting to
> precious and entirely unnecessary restrictions in the definition of SAX.


    Are you talking about reading a document that is not stored in a
    serial format?


    I don't get it. What's the big deal?

Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com


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