sax2: cdata, characters and ignorable whitespace
haustein at ls8.cs.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Jan 4 16:23:45 GMT 2000
David Megginson wrote:
> > void characters (int type, char  characters, int start, int length);
> > The value of the type parameter is one of
> > the integer constants IGNORABLE_WHITESPACE,
> > CHARACTERS, or CDATA.
> It has two major disadvantages:
> 1. Characters in CDATA really are normal characters in the XML
> definition, and the fact that they're in a CDATA section is just
> noise for most apps (and doesn't belong in the core
> 2. People who do care about CDATA sections might be unhappy to have
> two consecutive CDATA sections collapsed into one.
I am not really convinced: 1. Reporting the CDATA int does not
hurt anybody who is not interested. 2. People also might be unhappy
if they do not know if " or ' was used as quote for attributes.
OK, I see that each option has several advantages and
disadvantages. In the end, it's ok to me to take some extra effort if
I want to write the "same" document back from sax2 events.
University of Dortmund
Computer Science VIII
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