SAX2: DTDDeclHandler (minimalist position)

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Thu Mar 25 21:02:50 GMT 1999

At 03:05 PM 3/25/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Simon St.Laurent writes:
> > How about:
> > 
> >     public abstract void elementDecl (String name,
> > 					String contentModel)
> > 	throws SAXException;
> > 
> > I like it, anyway.
>You know, it doesn't inhale (I was going to say 'suck', but I know
>that my American cousins are still a little sensitive after the recent
>impeachment trial).  It's easy enough to parse the normalised content
>model if you really need to: it would be all one string, with no
>parameter entity references.

Er... actually, I'd like it with PE's unprocessed.

>Of course, people will rightly complain that the processor has already 
>done the work of parsing it.  It's hard to know what to do here.

Again, my plans for SAX involve keeping the data as uncooked as possible,
partly for round trip reasons and partly because of the layered processing
model I'd really like to demonstrate with standard parts.  Maybe we need to
add a 'cooked' or 'uncooked' option to tell the parser how we like our

Simon St.Laurent
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