[plt-scheme] Re: ANN: SDOM project development release 0.4.2

From: Julian Graham (joolean at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Apr 19 10:35:32 EDT 2007

Hi Andrew,
  Well, I've never used sxml-match, but, based on a cursory
examination of the documentation: SDOM, being a DOM implementation, is
useful for doing high-level manipulation of XML documents, and the
events subsystem in particular is useful for responding to events that
occur as the document is manipulated -- as it is initially parsed or
during subsequent modification.  If you don't require this level of
interactive response in your project, then, yes, SDOM might be
overkill / the wrong paradigm.  I wrote it, though, because I needed
an XML system that behaved, well, like a DOM implementation --
including maintaining order of event cascades and error handlers, etc.
  Hope this helps.


On 4/19/07, Andrew Reilly <andrew-scheme at areilly.bpc-users.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 09:56:17PM -0400, Julian Graham wrote:
> > Sorry, an update -- Aycan Irican has helpfully pointed out that the
> > original tarball was missing a Makefile.  I've rectified that and
> > uploaded a replacement (with the same filename).
> Please pardon the impertinence of a newbie (to XML), but could
> you perhaps give us a few pointers to what these (event
> handling) extensions are good for?  I've been using sxml-match
> in a scheme re-implementation of a project that I'd previously
> implemented in python with it's xml.dom.minidom system.  I
> vastly prefer the sxml/sxml-match approach for what I'm doing,
> but I wonder if I'm missing something...
> Cheers,
> --
> Andrew

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