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- From: "Duffy, Bruce" <Bruce.Duffy@westgroup.com>
- To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 10:45:23 -0600
One feature I'd really like to see is a Locator.getByteOffset()
method. Obviously this feature would have to be optional, since not
all XML inputs are indexable files.
James Clark's non-SAX API for XP implements this method for startElement(),
but not for the characters() callback, which unfortunately is exactly what
I need it for. I could hack XP or another parser, but I'd much rather work
within the context of SAX.
One name for such a feature is:
(true) means getByteOffset() is supported for startElement,
endElement, and character callbacks. (false) means it is not
supported for those callbacks.
Alternatively, if there's some reason why this feature is a Bad Idea,
I'd like to know why!
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