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   Re: SAX2 fatal error in Xerces-J-1.1.1

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  • From: Francis Norton <francis@redrice.com>
  • To: mr_gopinath@yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 19:37:12 +0100

Gopinath wrote:
>         Thanks for ur kind reply. Let me put the question other way.
>         How to convert the HTML tag <table border> .... </table> to XHTML
> format <table border="yes">...</table> using SAX events??
> The SAX errors doesn't give much information about where the exact error
> is.  If the SAX error points that
>         'table' attribute 'border' expects '=' character.
> then I can probably add default value to 'table' element in destination
> document.  Regarding other attributes(if any) which are according to XML
> syntax (attName="attValue") should be given in startElement() event
> (since the feature 'continue-on-fatal-error' is set to true).
> Is it possible to do this??

It sounds like you have some HTML input (which is not XML) and you are
trying to process it as XML in order to turn it into XHTML (which is

If this is the case, then the good news is that there is a utility on
the W3C site called tidy (http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/) which
is designed to clean up HTML and turn it into XML.

If your input isn't HTML, and it certainly isn't well-formed XML (and I
don't think it's SGML - any confirmations?) then there's no point trying
to use an XML parser on it. You may be better off cleaning it up in Perl
or some other text processing tool.

Francis Norton.

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