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Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>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
That's ugly. Perhaps the startDocument() guarantee should be expanded to
say that it'll be called before any other method in *any* of the
handlers (instead of just ContentHandler and DTDHandler, as it states
now). I'd think that the only error conditions that can occur prior to
what I'd consider the start of the document are IOExceptions, which
don't need to go through the ErrorHandler.