VOTable alternative? Mapping Rich Data to DBMSs
m.b.taylor at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Jan 29 07:06:59 PST 2004
On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Guy Rixon wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Norman Gray wrote:
> > Firstly, `a library that provides XML-like features' sounds heavyweight,
> > but you can avoid that. The application or library which reads the binary
> > data and applies the crumpling map can very straightforwardly emit the
> > results as a SAX stream, and thus be plugged into any preexisting XML
> > application at all, including one supporting all the XPath and XSLT
> > you like. You've probably thought of this already.
> Hadn't thought of this, but it's a good idea, at least for some cases. Might
> need a second version that emits a DOM to work with some XML tools.
Once you've got a SAX stream, you can use standard XML machinery
to turn it into a DOM. Most DOM-building libraries sit on top of
a SAX parser in any case.
Mark Taylor Starlink Programmer Physics, Bristol University, UK
m.b.taylor at bris.ac.uk +44-117-928-8776 http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/~mbt/
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