New expat test release

James Clark jjc at
Tue Apr 27 05:34:07 BST 1999

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> At 07:46 PM 4/25/99 +0700, James Clark wrote:
> >XML_SetNotStandaloneHandler() allows you to control what to do with
> >documents that have a DTD and standalone="no"
> What exactly are we supposed to hand this method and what exactly is it
> supposed to do?  Is this for passing off non-standalone documents to a
> different processor, or is this part of a mechanism we might be able to use to
> make expat deal with external resources?
> xmlparser.h just has:
> >
> > void XMLPARSEAPIXML_SetNotStandaloneHandler(XML_Parser
> > parser,                   XML_NotStandaloneHandler handler);

It also has:

/* This is called if the document is not standalone (it has an
external subset or a reference to a parameter entity, but does not
have standalone="yes"). If this handler returns 0, then processing
will not continue, and the parser will return a

typedef int (*XML_NotStandaloneHandler)(void *userData);

It doesn't allow expat to handle external DTDs.  Typically you would use
this to stop processing with an error, to continue processing probably
with a warning, or to invoke a different processor.


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