SAX: finalising org.sax.xml.Parser

David Megginson ak117 at
Wed Feb 25 17:26:06 GMT 1998

Matthew Gertner writes:

 > How about a 2x2 matrix?
 > With DTD
 >     setValidate(false) - checks for well-formedness, external subset is used
 > for entity and notation declarations, etc.
 >     setValidate(true) - full validation
 > Without DTD
 >     setValidate(false) - just checks for well-formedness
 >     setValidate(true) - throws an exception

This comes back to the original problem, however: what if I want to
include the external subset and external text entities but don't want
to validate?  I'm not sure that the two should be tied together
(AElfred, for example, does not validate, but it does use the DTD).

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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