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   Re: [xml-dev] SAX/Java Proposed Changes

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At 11:45 AM -0800 3/7/04, Dennis Sosnoski wrote:

>As for filters and handlers, they should always initialize their 
>state on startDocument(). That will prevent any errors due to reuse 
>after attempting to parse a bad document.

In practice, not all parsers invoke startDocument before reporting a 
fatalError. Currently it is not safe to assume either startDocument 
or endDocument will be called. :-( At least one of these should be 
absolutely guaranteed.

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


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