SAX: Document Start and End (question 1 of 10)

Tim Bray tbray at
Sun Jan 4 19:44:11 GMT 1998

At 01:37 PM 04/01/98 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
> > Agreed.  Could we change the first method to
> > startDocument(String root, String DTDSysID, String DTDPubID)
> > these obviously each being null in the event the document doesn't
> > provide them? -Tim
>This is a great idea, but it will require an implementation to queue
>events.  For example, if I have
>  <?foo bar?>
>  <!DOCTYPE doc SYSTEM "doc.dtd">
>I have to queue the PI event(s) until I have found the DOCTYPE

Why?  The PI is 'before' the doc in any meaningful sense... so they
get some PI events before they get the startDocument event.  Is this
a problem? -Tim

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