SAX2: Parser interface
david at megginson.com
Wed Dec 22 15:55:48 GMT 1999
Leigh Dodds writes:
> Couldn't there be a SAX2 Handler interface
> public interface Handler
> which marks a SAX2 Handler. The other handler interfaces are subclasses
> of this.
I proposed this originally last spring and it was roundly shot down.
If people are more comfortable with the idea, I'd be happy to add it
Giving a generic:
> public void setHandler(Handler handler, String identifier)
> throws SAXNotRecognizedException, SAXNotSupportedException;
> - identifiers for the standard handlers can be provided (e.g. as
> public final constants)
> - additional extended handlers use the same method to register, only
> using the appropriate URI identifier as you suggest.
> IMHO this is a cleaner way of registering handlers. I don't have to
> remember that one Handler is registered explicitly (setDTDHandler) and
> another through
> a setProperty call. A Handler isNotA property.
Hmm -- I don't know about this part. I think that it's still
convenient to have explicit setters for the core handler types.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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