Re: A question of SAX specification
David Megginson scripsit: > > Toshimitsu Suzuki <tsuzu@f...> writes: > > > I have a question the behavier of getColumnNumber in Locator. I > > want to get the end position of some xml > > fragment(ie.<element>content</element>) in startElement(). But, one > > SAX parser replies the end tag's ">", another SAX parser replies > > "c". Which is correct? > > The idea of Locator was simply to help get a user close to an error in > a document: exactly how it works is deliberately unspecified, mainly > to keep life easy for parser writers (since different parsers use > different tokenization and look-ahead schemes). Locator is not > designed to let you extract text strings from the original document. Yes, but it would have been nice to define whether the first column in each line is column 1 or column 0, which is obviously the problem above. Ditto with line 1 or line 0. -- John Cowan cowan@c... I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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