SAX: Next Round (Lexical Event Handler)

David Megginson david at
Tue Feb 2 11:59:35 GMT 1999

David Brownell writes:

 > Seemed like the start/end DTD event was for the external subset
 > though.  Sun's interface works that way, so this can be done
 > given a real API description ... :-)

I had intended it for the whole DOCTYPE rather than just the external
DTD subset -- the external subset would be delimited by a start/end
entity event with the pseudo-entity '[dtd]'.

 > Only if DOM and the parser are joined at the hips -- since when you
 > remove a defaultable attribute from a DOM element, the DOM must then
 > restore that value to its default value.  (John Cowan also noted this.)

Yes, I understand the problem now.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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