SAX/C++: Changes for C++

David Megginson david at
Thu Dec 2 21:39:23 GMT 1999

Here are some of the differences between the SAX/Java interfaces and the 
SAX/C++ interfaces:

- lots of const
- C++ const char * for Java String throughout (and, thus, UTF-8
  instead of UTF-16)
- InputSource doesn't have an equivalent of Java Reader (no getReader
- SAXException does not allow an embedded exception, because there's
  no need to tunnel exceptions in C++ (you can always throw any
- DocumentHandler::characters and DocumentHandler::ignorableWhitespace 
  don't need the 'start' argument, since they can be passed a pointer
  to the start position in an existing array (that's not possible in
- HandlerBase omitted, since the classes can contain their own default 
- I haven't figured out what to do with Parser::setLocale yet

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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