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From: Aaron W. LaFramboise (aaronrabiddog51_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-13 15:34:55

What about SAX API? In the past, most of the time when I wanted to
parse XML, I've actually wanted something closer to SAX, not DOM.

(However, I don't think SAX is really appropriate for C++, because of
the way it eats control flow. You can't, for example, pause a SAX parse
mid-parse, exit the SAX context, and come back to it later. SAX, in
essence, either dominates your application's control flow, unacceptable
in GUI, or requires multithreading.)

A stream-based XML reader would be even more welcome to me than the
DOM-based API. One could also argue that stream-based processing is
more in the tradition of C++. Full validation would also be a major
plus, as most stream-based XML readers don't completely validate.

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