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From Mike Pogue <mpo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: My API is better than yours
Date Fri, 28 Apr 2000 16:44:57 GMT
The reason why the discussion has gone on this long, is that 
multiple Apache lists were posted to, with strong words like this:

"It's a replacement for the ridiculously complex DOM and SAX APIs."


"Not only do we offer a /very/ attractive alternative to SAX and DOM, 
we are still 100% interoperable with SAX and DOM"

when, in fact, it does not even implement the XML spec
(e.g. namespaces, order preservation, etc.).

To use an analogy, I think we'd be having a similar lengthy discussion, 
if somebody had posted something like this to several Apache mailing lists:

"Stylebook offers a /very/ attractive alternative to the ridiculously 
complex Cocoon 2.0 project, and we are still 100% interoperable with
Cocoon 2.0. So, come join our new Open Source project at stylebook.org".

Do they have kindergarten in Italy?  :-) :-)

Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> Ok people,
> can we turn off this "kindergarden-mode" and go back to serious
> discussions?
> Brett and Jason didn't like DOM thus wrote another API to wrap it.
> So what? what's the big deal?
> You like it? good, use it. You don't? great, ignore it.
> Period.
> --
> Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
>                           able to give birth to a dancing star.
> <stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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