[Fwd: Re: Expat exception handling]

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Wed Feb 2 19:11:20 GMT 2000

Here's how James Clark suggests to handle errors in handlers:

"The user data argument passed to XML_Parse should point to a structure
that includes a quitParsing flag.  If you want to stop parsing the
handler should set the quitParsing flag, and then set all handlers to
null. Callers of XML_Parse should check the quitParsing flag on return." 

In other words, we can't really stop the parse but we can stop
responding to the parse. This avoids the platform/thread complexities of

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