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On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 19:50 -0800, Bob Foster wrote:
> This is unproductive.

Indeed.  I was pretty much done with the thread.

> Miles makes the point that parallel 
> ContentHandlers wouldn't be SAX as we know it. You seem to be saying you 
> could design a parallel version of SAX that could work, by some 
> definition. Since document processing is unlikely to "work" if events 
> occur in an arbitrary order on arbitrary threads, I assume you mean 
> there would be a mechanism to control which elements could be processed 
> in parallel. For the result to be called XML, there would also have to 
> be sufficient locking to ensure that PIs arrive in document order wrt 
> other events, etc. It's an interesting idea.

And yet not an idea I'm likely to bother with in actual practice in the
forseeable future, so I really should have signed off this sideshow a
few messages ago.  I'll amend that now.


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