[XML-SIG] Reconsidering the DOM API

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Thu, 29 Jun 2000 09:27:32 -0700

Ken MacLeod wrote:
> ...
> This is not an argument against Pyxie's convenience functions which
> make Pyxie so easy to use and what draw so many people to it!  My
> concern is that this could have easily been done _with_ SAX and DOM
> and avoided unnecessary incompatibility.

I guess I responded to the wrong guy. We agree!

In Sean's defence, I do not think that Pyxie could be written on top of
"raw SAX" because the tree building requires a pull model. Python SAX
now has a tree building extension, but that might be newer than Pyxie.

> * the ESIS format so Pyxie utilities can be easily chained together
>    on the command line (the CLI equivalent of chaining SAX filters)

I think that XML itself (or at least canonical XML) can be the format
passed from program to program!

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