SAX RFD: ModSAX Predefined Features

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Mar 15 22:23:56 GMT 1999

Lars Marius Garshol wrote:

> John, do you plan to add a section 7 to the XCatalog proposal defining
> SAX features and parameters for the Socat subset and for XCatalogs? If
> the answer is yes, then I'm happy.

As of now, I no longer support (the use of) the XML syntax for
XCatalogs, because it involves parsing the XCatalog in order to
be able to parse the document, and may lead to useless recursions.

I think it's more important to get Socat support revved
up, and one of my back-burner efforts (any volunteers to take it
over?  The Java code *almost* works) is a SocatResolver that
implements org.xml.sax.EntityResolver.

My notion is that catalog support should be highly pluggable, and
if you want Socat support, you just install it using existing
SAX calls.

John Cowan		cowan at
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