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- From: Ronald Bourret <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 20:08:43 +0000 (CEST)
Jonathan Borden wrote:
>Ronald Bourret wrote:
> > Note that the DOM has a normalize() method for joining sibling text
> > Unfortunately, this still leaves CDATA nodes, entity references,
> > etc. in place. What this method really needs is a flag that will
> > all "logical" sibling text -- remove comments, expand entities, join the
> > resulting text nodes, etc.
> This would be a really useful function to be implemented as a SAX
>filter, if this hasn't been done already.
I'm not sure I understand -- how would a SAX filter help the DOM? If you are
building a DOM tree from SAX 1.0 events, there are no entity references,
etc. -- the most you could get is multiple text nodes (from multiple
callbacks to DocumentHandler.characters()), which the normalize() method can
handle. (There is also a SAX filter somewhere that bundles multiple calls to
character() into a single call.) Similarly, if you were generating SAX 1.0
events from DOM, the most you could get is multiple calls to character().
-- Ron Bourret
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