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There is no reason why any text should be getting cut off. However, it is
important to remember that the parser is free to break up the text content
into chunks, and it may very well be that for implementation reasons, the
parser is providing the text before and after the entity reference in
separate calls to your ContentHandler's "characters" method. So make sure
you have not coded with the assumption that a call to "characters" is giving
you the entire content of that element.
The typical pattern to use, here, is to maintain an internal StringBuffer,
keep appending characters received in calls to "characters" until you get an
"endElement" call. Only when you get the "endElement" call should you
process the string and clear the buffer.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Risman, Mark [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 3:39 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] entity references for special characters
> and the Sax
> > Hi,
> > Has anyone else used the Sax parser to parse a given
> XML file with the Java method
> > <saxParser>.parse(<filename>)? If I call this with a file
> that has an ampersand in it (e.g. &), the rest of the
> > text within that value on either side of the special
> character will be cut off (I verified this by seeing what appears
> > in the "characters" method). Has anyone else observed this
> For example, if I have <tag1>abcd&defg</tag1>, the
> resulting value for tag1 will be "abcd" or "defg". If I
> have <tag2>&></tag2>, the resulting value would be ">".
> I am using Xerces Java 1, version 1.3.0 (although
> version 1.4.4 seems to behave the same as 1.3.0 in this case).
> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
> > - Mark
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