SAX: XML Declaration

James Clark jjc at
Sun Apr 19 07:45:27 BST 1998

David Megginson wrote:
> Here's another last-minute SAX question.
> I have avoided providing information about the XML declaration,
> considering it strictly a lexical matter; however, since we are
> allowing applications to do their own entity resolution, should they
> have access to the value of the 'standalone' pseudo-attribute (if
> specified)?

Definitely not.  In my view the whole idea of having resolveEntity
return null to prevent inclusion of entities is a bad one.  There needs
to be better control over entity inclusion in SAX, but this is not an
effective way to provide it.


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