How to keep "useless" information with SAX (2?).

David Megginson david at
Mon Nov 29 16:03:00 GMT 1999

Paul Tchistopolskii <paul at> writes:

> With Sun's extensions to SAX API I could get 
> the content of <!DOCTYPE and the content of comment.
> Unfortunately, whitespace ( including the 
> newline) between those constructions has been 
> lost.

Correct -- SAX was not designed for this type of application.  Think
of SAX as an interface that reports the logical rather than the
physical structure of a document.  Of course, SAX can be extended to
provide extra information, and the long-stalled SAX2 (mea culpa) was
designed to give a framework for doing just that.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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