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Re: [xml-dev] sax2, ignorable whitespace

David Megginson wrote:
> 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
> you.

Thanks David.
   Manos suggested (offlist) dumping input to the characters() callback
which is ws only. Nice and simple.


Dave Pawson

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