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

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Tobin" <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 1:48 PM

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

Well the docs for getLine/ColumnNumber say this:

The return value is an approximation of the line number in the document entity
or external parsed entity where the markup triggering the event appears.

Which would mean the currently parsed entity.
In addition, the docs for getEncoding and getXMLVersion in Locator2
seem to imply the same.

Internal entities are a problem somehow, since they are not based
on a separate file/stream. The specs warn that internal entity expansion
may throw off the reported line/column numbers.

When I wrote a SAX adapter for Expat, this is how I interpreted it.



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