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   RE: Why SAX needs namespace support

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  • From: Michael.Kay@icl.com
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 17:41:28 -0000

> Try this on.  First, we create a new exception:
>   public class SAXUnsupportedFeatureException extends SAXException
> then we add some fun new methods to the extended Parser class
>   public void setNamespaceProcessing (boolean flag)
>     throws SAXUnsupportedFeatureException;
>   public void setValidation (boolean flag)
>     throws SAXUnsupportedFeatureException;
>   public void setEntityExpansion (boolean flag)
>     throws SAXUnsupportedFeatureException;

I like it.

Perhaps the methods should be able to throw other exceptions, e.g. if you
call setValidation() half-way through parsing a document.

Perhaps a setOption(option, flag) interface would be more extensible.

Perhaps there should also be a getOption() method.

Mike Kay

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