[XML-SIG] How to proceed
Martin v. Loewis
Tue, 17 Oct 2000 01:08:06 +0200
> This needs to be updated to XML 1.0 2nd ed, extended with Unicode
> support and a SAX 2.0 driver (I have 95% of one ready) and also
> improved in various ways.
It's probably in the interest of PyXML users to get updates to xmlproc
together with PyXML updates, instead of collecting things from various
sources - so yes, I'd like to see your continuing support for this
parser in PyXML.
> I plan for this package to contain lots of SAX 2.0-related
> utilities, like DOM2SAX walkers, XInclude and XBase filters, more
> advanced parser instantiation tools, more drivers etc.
It sounds like a good idea to offer more functionality in
saxlib. However, we have to be careful that PyXML continues to be a
strict superset of Python 2.0. To achieve that, I'd like to see the
2.0-provided functionality be split-off before adding more
stuff. Then, it should be possible to use saxlib in a line-by-line
identical form with 2.0 (e.g. by having xml.sax.saxlib20), and still
provide extra functionality in xml.sax.saxlib.
I'd also like to hear opinions on *where* this functionality should be
located - if it is not clearly specific to SAX, xml.sax may not be the