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Re: SAX2 parser abort

If you look at the SAX 2.0 documentation for parse(InputSource) you will

"This method is synchronous: it will not return until parsing has ended. If
a client application wants to terminate parsing early, it should throw an

So if you want to terminate the parse before the end of the xml document,
your handler can throw a SAXException.

Rob Lugt
ElCel Technology

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny Ayers <danny@panlanka.net>
To: Xml-Dev <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>; David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
Sent: 18 March 2001 04:49
Subject: SAX2 parser abort

> Can you please clear up my understanding of this : the javadoc says the
> interfaces are assumed to be synchronous and 'parse methods must not
> until parsing is complete'. Does this, as it seems to suggest, preclude
> aborting a parse (e.g. after a particular element has been found)? If this
> is the case, wouldn't it be useful to include a mechanism to allow this -
> is there already one that I've missed?
> ---
> Danny Ayers
> http://www.isacat.net
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