Frank J.S. Chen
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 20:31:39 -0000
> There are two reasons for this, the most important being that xmlproc
> is older than SAX, and so obviously could not start out with a SAX
> interface. Secondly, the xmlproc APIs still offer a lot of
> functionality that SAX does not, although once SAX 2.0 is finalized it
> could conceivably start using a SAX 2.0 interface.
> The problem is that there are a quite a few users out there that use
> the old interface, and I don't want to break their applications by
> changing my interfaces. Nor do I see much of a need, since SAX
> provides a SAX-based interface to xmlproc.
I don't know the history of xmlproc. I apologize for commenting on this
subject without considering the historical backgrounds and the community
But from an outside user perspective, "standard" is an approach to judge
usability of many tools.