Full Disclosure: What The XML Processor Must Tell The XML Application

david at megginson.com david at megginson.com
Fri Nov 6 05:57:03 GMT 1998

John Cowan writes:

 > 10. An XML processor (necessarily a non-validating one) that does
 > not include the replacement text of an external parsed entity
 > in place of an entity reference must notify the application that
 > it recognized but did not read the entity (4.4.3)  [SAX does not
 > provide for this]

SAX offloads this responsibility to the application using the
EntityResolver interface.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at megginson.com

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