SAX2: DTDDeclHandler (minimalist position)

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Thu Mar 25 16:28:03 GMT 1999

At 09:21 AM 3/25/99 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>Here's the second of the three new core handler types I'm proposing
>for SAX2.  This handler takes a minimalist position: it provides
>about enough information for DOM support, but not much more.  In
>particular, I'm still shying away from reporting element-type
>declarations, at least until someone shows me an easy and concise way
>of doing it (in AElfred, I simply provided the content model as a
>fully-normalised string).

A fully-normalized string is fine with me - I'd rather get it as a string
and parse it myself than have to deal with something freaky a parser
developer really didn't want to have to code anyway.  But this info is
NECESSARY if anyone (me in particular) wants to build a validation engine
that lives outside the core parser.

How about:

    public abstract void elementDecl (String name,
					String contentModel)
	throws SAXException;

I like it, anyway.

Simon St.Laurent
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