[XML-SIG] PySAX more pythonish

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 12:06:22 -0500

I would like the attributes parameter to startElement to be defaulted in
all SAX implementations.

I would also like a new method called "text" similar to the one
implemented by xml.dom.sax_builder. "text" just takes a text string
instead of a string and offsets. That's a little more pythonish for both
the caller and callback.

The default DocumentHandler would re-route "characters" to "text". Someone
who needed the (potentially) more efficient behavior of "characters" could
override the implementation and re-route text to characters instead.

What do you think?
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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