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   Re: ModSAX: Proposed Core Features

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  • From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
  • To: "Duffy, Bruce" <Bruce.Duffy@westgroup.com>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 09:04:41 +0700

"Duffy, Bruce" wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 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.

XP makes this available via SAX by subclassing the SAX Locator class. 
Just cast the Locator to object to com.jclark.xml.sax.Locator.  If you
want to standardize this in SAX, I would suggest adding a Locator2 with
additional methods.


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