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From Pierpaolo Fumagalli <p...@apache.org>
Subject Re: XSLT API Proposal
Date Sun, 06 Feb 2000 01:13:40 GMT
Assaf Arkin wrote:
> 
> > Yes, absolutely.  I realized I hadn't addressed xsl:output just after I
> > sent the note.  But, I'm not quite sure what to do about it.  We need a
> > class like Assaf Arkin's OutputFormat class (see the Xerces Serialize
> > classes), but I don't want to make a class that's redundent to his, but the
> > interfaces obviously shouldn't be dependent on Xerces either.  Assaf, do
> > you have any ideas on this?
> 
> In my opinion the whole serializer API should be decoupled from Xerces.
> In fact, today it's not dependent on Xerces and you can use it
> standalone, we just included it in Xerces for convenience to Xerces
> users. It could also be distributed separately of Xerces.

Agreed....

> I've talked to James Duncan Davidson about adding the serializer API to
> the next release of the Java XML API. Xalan can depend on that API, just
> like it depends on SAX and DOM, regardless of which implementation is in
> use.

This is not going to happen soon, though :)

	Pier

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