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   Re: SAX Namespaces? ContentHandlers? Jobs.

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  • From: "Ean R . Schuessler" <ean@novare.net>
  • To: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>, xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 15:17:29 -0500

On Sun, Apr 09, 2000 at 09:29:42PM -0400, David Megginson wrote:
> > Yes, I mean the parent in the filter chain. I may be dense, but I can't
> > really see how a ContentHandler can query its parent in the filter chain.
> > How would that be done?
> The parent in the filter chain intercepts the get/setFeature and
> get/setProperty calls before passing them on up the filter chain.

If a chain is constructed by some generic chain construction facility
how will a ContentHandler ever even recieve a reference to its parent?
ContentHandler does not have a getParent()/setParent() facility and has
no way to recieve a reference to its parent in a well defined manner.
The only way to get around this is to use an odd sort of Filter that 
doesn't forward events as the terminator for the chain. Is that the 

Ean Schuessler                                                Freak
Novare International Inc.                             Freak Central
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