[XML-SIG] Pull Parsing

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Thu, 11 May 2000 07:46:26 -0700

In retrospect, pull parsing is not much different than push parsing for
complex applications. You still want a level of indirection between the
parser, the matcher and the code that is run. Pull parsing seems most
ideal for simple applications where people want to get started
immediately without understanding handlers, parsers and the interaction
between them. I still feel that for many people they would be simpler in
that context.
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
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