RE: To continue parsing after a fatal error.
At 12:39 PM 23/10/01 -0700, Joshua Allen wrote: >This error should occur with any conforming XML processor. Indeed. In fact the whole notion of trying to parse an 800M doc in one pass seems questionable to me, for exactly the problem you're having; in the real world errors will sometimes happen and you'd like to lose the minimum data. And Joshua's right, there's no good way to make an XML parser ignore errors. In particular, you should challenge whoever's sending you this stuff because if they claim they're sending you XML they're incorrect. There is a very formal and precise definition of what XML is and your parser is correctly claiming that what they're sending you isn't, that's why it's refusing to process it. On the other hand, if the situation is that the document looks like <file> <record>...</record> .... repeat many times ... </file> Then a very simple pass-through filter can partition this as it goes by and make the downstream code see it as a large number of more reasonably sized <record> docs rather than as one big <file> doc. And if one of the <record> docs contains garbage and blows up, that's probably a little less painful than losing the whole 800M. -Tim
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