Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Proposed SAX Revisions
How about defining a standard UnknownLocation class derived from Location (and using is as the default value in the interface)? -----Original Message----- From: James Clark <jjc@j...> To: xml-dev Mailing List <xml-dev@i...> Date: Sunday, March 22, 1998 3:46 AM Subject: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Proposed SAX Revisions >David Megginson wrote: > >> 2) there is no way to obtain contextual information (system id, line >> number, etc.) for reporting application errors; > >I have mixed feelings about this. I think this is useful information >for some applications. On other hand, I don't think XML parsers are >under any obligation to provide this information; it has a cost in terms >of performance and complexity and parser writers may decide that, for >their target market, it's not worth this cost. I don't think SAX should >be impossible to implement on top of such parsers. Also SAX is supposed >to be simple. Adding a Location argument to every single callback is a >very significant increase in complexity. Moreover it complicates the >use of SAX for all applications, even those (I guess the majority) that >are aren't interested in this location information. Unless a better way >can be found to do this, I don't think this functionality should be >added. > >James xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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