[Haskell-cafe] Re: Lazy XML handling

Graham Klyne gk at ninebynine.org
Mon May 24 10:25:02 EDT 2004

At 23:31 21/05/04 +0100, MR K P SCHUPKE wrote:
> >The standard representation should be a tree datatype
>Why not separate the parser and tree builder, have the parser stream the
>tags out, and define the tag stream as the interface to a DOM builder...


>make sense?

Makes sense to me, and if I were starting from scratch this approach has 
some appeal.

I don't especially like your correspondent's idea of a "standard 
representation" in the library, because details are likely to change over 
time (cf. the introduction of XML namespaces).


Graham Klyne
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