SAX2 RFD: LexicalHandler draft v.1.1

Ronald Bourret rbourret at
Thu Mar 25 15:30:24 GMT 1999

David Megginson wrote:

> > Possible solutions:
> >
> >  - reject normalize-text true if a LexicalHandler has been registered,
> >  and reject LexicalHandler registration if normalize-text has been set
> >  to true
> >  - make normalize-text have a logical interpretation by default, and
> >  switch to lexical if a LexicalHandler has been registered
> >  - make normalize-text always have a lexical interpretation
> >  - have separate normalize-text-logical and normalize-text-lexical
> >  events, with reject-behaviour for the first
> The DOM's text-normalisation feature does *not* normalise CDATA
> sections, but I think that SAX's should

Do you mean always normalize CDATA or normalize CDATA in the absense of a 
LexicalHandler?  I agree with the first case, but prefer Lars' second 
option (lexical interpretation of normalization) in the second case. By 
requesting normalize, the application has asked for a single call to 
character() between other calls. By registering a LexicalHandler, the 
application has stated it is still interested in lexical events.

-- Ron Bourret

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