[XML-SIG] saxlib

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@cnri.reston.va.us
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 16:54:07 -0500 (EST)

Paul Prescod writes:
>>     - get_parser_list, returns a list of the parser modules known to
>>       be supported in the order they will be tried by create_parser
>This is not implementable for Java parsers because Java packages are not 
>first class. There would have to be a list of valid parsers "hanging around".

	I would assume that this returns a list of module names, not
the actual module objects, since the latter requires importing every
single XML parser available (unless you do something sneaky with dummy
module objects).  So this would simply return a list of strings,
naming the parser classes that create_parser knows about, and that
number is finite and known ahead of time.

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