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   Re: SAX2: relative ordering of startDocument() & startDTD() events?

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: XML-DEV <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 08:39:27 -0500 (EST)

David Brownell writes:

 > I forgot to mention:  it's not "external" entities that are the issue,
 > so some other name would be needed:
 > 	<foo> &bar; </foo>
 > can be sanely reported regardless of whether "bar" is internal or
 > external ...

Granted -- my suggestion was just to skip all internal entities for

<warning target="everyone" level="severe">
 I am not willing to let this issue hold up SAX2, because I do not
 believe that it is important enough (a minor point for an optional
 add-on handler that few sane users should care about).  

That means that when SAX2/Java goes to final (there'll be at least one
more beta first), it may have a broken LexicalHandler or even no
LexicalHandler if necessary.  It may also be that the optional
handlers simply don't get bundled in the main SAX2 distribution.

 > so some other rename would be needed to address such issues.
 > {start,end}ContentEntity maybe?

Obviously, there are a few people who feel strongly.  Maybe we should
spin off the optional handlers as a separate distribution and put
someone else in charge of it.  Any volunteers?

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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