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   Re: [xml-dev] SAX Question

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Len wrote:
> <mydoc
> att1="somevalue"
> att2="someother,another,yetanother"
> att3="stillmore">
> </mydoc>
> ... results in a call to the error handler .. Is that right?

Of course there are no apparent errors in the xml that you posted, so one
wouldn't expect a call to the error handler.  However, if you furnish the
xml with a DTD that declares the mydoc element as EMPTY, e.g.


and you have validation enabled, then it would be perfectly appropriate for
the error handler to be called.  It should give you an error message such as
the following from xmlvalid[1]

 Error: unexpected character content within element 'mydoc'

When an element is declared EMPTY, it means just that.  There is no
allowance for any content, including whitespace.  See VC:  Element Valid in
the XML rec.


Rob Lugt
ElCel Technology

[1] http://www.elcel.com/products/xmlvalid.html

  • References:
    • SAX Question
      • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>


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