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Re: API compatability

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 14:38:51 -0400
To: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Cc: "public-microxml (public-microxml@w3.org)" <public-microxml@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20121009183851.GG2184@mercury.ccil.org>
David Lee scripsit:

> Say I had a MicroXML "SAX-Like" parser and wanted to bridge it to a
> XML SAX parser ...
> Is this reasonable and possible ?  I believe the loose goal of Data
> Model Compatibility would accommodate (but not guarantee) this.

I see no problem with it.  You just need a shim that will accept MicroXML
events and generate the corresponding SAX events.

> Might it be worth an additional spec,  and pre-consideration, as
> to what it would take to map the MicroXML Data Model to the XDM ?
> or equivalently (but more concretely) a particular MicroXML Parser to
> a XML Parser ?  that is, what would it take to wrap a Micro XML Parser
> API to an XML Parser API ...  I believe the intentions are that this
> would be trivial.  but does the spec require or facilitate it ?

In order to have that, we should put some effort into designing a parser
spec.  See <http://www.w3.org/community/microxml/wiki/MicroLarkApi>
for my current shot at it, and remember that it is SAX+StAX+DOM.

John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>             http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
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rich, too, so I'm going to start walking with a cane and I'm going to
act crotchety and I'm going to get liver disease. --Wil Shipley
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