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   Re: [Sax-devel] SAX - endDocument() confusion again

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At 2:07 PM -0500 2/27/04, Karl Waclawek wrote:

>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.

Taking this argument to extremes, is it acceptable for a parser not 
to call startDocument? Just to call fatalError? I have caught parsers 
doing this, especially when the error is very early in the document; 
e.g. in the byte order mark or the XML declaration.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)


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