libxml2's SAX

Neven Has haski at sezampro.yu
Mon Jan 27 10:04:12 PST 2003

On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 05:22:46PM -0000, Jamie Bennett wrote:
>   Going through the nALFS code line by line to try and understand it
> I came across this little comment - 
> /* TODO:
>  * This is WRONG. Constructing libxml2's tree, reading it and creating
>  * our own structures, and then freeing it is plain stupid.
>  * But since libxml2's SAX won't play nice, this will have to be used
>  * for a while.
>  */
>   Why doesn't SAX play nicely and is it on your list of things to do?

"not playing nicely" == "me didn't bother to look into it more" :)

Using the tree was just easier for me at the time and, as I wanted to
start using libxml2 ASAP, I just went with it.

I think entity support was a bit tricky to use with SAX, but it's been
a while since I last looked into that.

It would be more natural to use SAX for parsing the profile in nALFS
structures, so it is in my todo list, just not very high.


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