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I was just reading through the ErrorHandler.fatalError() documentation,
and there is says:
The application must assume that the document is unusable after the parser
has invoked this method, and should continue (if at all) only for the sake
of collecting additional error messages: in fact, SAX parsers are free to
stop reporting any other events once this method has been invoked.
Since there is no strong and explicit assertion in the SAX docs
that EndDocument *must* always be called, this would indicate to me
that in fact there is no such assertion at all, as this looks
like a proof to the contrary.
To me this would also mean that any exceptions thrown
should stop the parser without calling endDocument(), as
an exception is certainly a stronger error condition than
a fatalError() call-back that does not throw an exception.
Any comments? Did I overlook/misunderstand something?