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   re: Parsing content with SAX API

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 21:39:10 -0400 (EDT)

Mi-Jeong Koo writes:

 > ...
 > <BOOK>Rainmaker : John Grisham</BOOK>
 > ...
 > Is there any SAX API function to get the content, 'Rainmaker : John
 > Grisham'?

Once you have created a class implementing DocumentHandler,
instantiated it, and registered it with the Parser, and initiated the
parse, then your handler will receive callbacks.  Here's a simplified

  start document
  start element: "BOOK"
  characters: "Rainmaker : John Grisham"
  end element: "BOOK"
  end document

Actually, a SAX parser is free to chunk up characters any which way,
so you might end up with

  start document
  start element: "BOOK"
  characters: "Rainmaker"
  characters: " "
  characters: ":"
  characters: " "
  characters: "John"
  characters: " "
  characters: "Grisham"
  end element: "BOOK"
  end document

Or even more extremely, one callback for each character.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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