SAX: problem areas (was Re: SAX: Whitespace Handling)

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Sun Jan 4 15:48:52 GMT 1998

At 10:11 04/01/98 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
[... NOTATION example snipped...]
>SAX will simply report that the attribute "object" has the value
>"clip", without worrying that there is a notation called "video";
>however, Ælfred, for example, will let you look up the type of
>"object", find out that it's an entity, look up the associated
>notation, and then get the notation's system identifier.

This looks very reasonable to me.

Should SAX report (or be prepared to report) that it has found documents
components and skipped them? It must carry out some minimal parsing of the
bits it ignores - perhaps "ignorable DTD".


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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