[webkit-dev] XMLReader Interface Patch & XML Prague 2011

Alex Milowski alex at milowski.org
Sat Mar 26 01:50:04 PDT 2011

I've just uploaded a patch for WebKit that provides event-oriented
parser for XML called XMLReader that is a variant of the behavior of
XMLHttpRequest but, instead of building a whole document DOM, it
delivers "XML Events" to an EventListener.  The implementation has
very low memory consumption characteristics and provides a great deal
of flexibility for designing receiving applications that accomplish
their XML tasks during the processing of the XML (e.g. data binding).

I am presenting this interface at XML Prague tomorrow (Sunday, March
27th) and I've put the paper up at:


The page is #57145:


I'm curious about any feedback you all might have.  I should have sent
this out earlier but I haven't had the time.  Even "gut feel" or
"immediate reactions" would be interesting.  Don't hold back...  :)

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics

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