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Re: [xml-dev] sax2, ignorable whitespace

On 19/11/06, Dave Pawson <davep@dpawson.co.uk> wrote:

> I want to ignore whitespace,
> yet I don't want to mandate a DTD declaration.
> question.
> Is it possible to specify the DTD from within a sax handler,
> or
> anyone have appropriate code for the characters() method to
> identify ignorable ws please?

SAX itself doesn't deal with this kind of thing, because it's meant to
be an extremely low-level parser (like a device driver in Windows or
Linux) -- we figured that if we provided a common simple parsing
interface, people would build application logic on top of it.  The
only reason for the ignorable-whitespace callback is that it was
mandated by the XML REC.  That said, someone must have written a SAX
filter that handles the xml:space attribute and preprocesses input for

All the best,


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