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   Re: [xml-dev] SAX Locator vs {start,end}Entity

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On Wed, 19 Feb 2003, Richard Tobin wrote:

> Does SAX make any guarantee about which entity the locator will refer
> to during the startEntity and endEntity callbacks?

The SAX 2.0 API documentation is silent on this, but the method
descriptions in org.xml.sax.Locator have always led me to believe that the
location should be the entity in which the reference was encountered, and
that is how I have implemented it for my work. For example, in the 
description of Locator.getPublicId(): "The return value is the
public identifier of the document entity or of the external parsed entity
in which the markup triggering the event appears."

// Gregory Murphy <Gregory.Murphy@sun.com>


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