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

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> >Why do you need to monitor the startEntity and endEntity 
> events to get 
> >the base URI?
> Because I want to take account of xml:base.  The base URI of 
> an element is either:
>  - the value specified by its xml:base attribute, if it has one, or
>  - the base URI of its parent, if there wasn't an intervening entity
>    boundary, or
>  - the retrieval URI of the containing entity.

But why can't you achieve that by looking at the systemId() of the
Locator when startElement is called?

Michael Kay


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