Re: sax2, ignorable whitespace
David Megginson wrote: > On 20/11/06, Dave Pawson <davep@d...> wrote: > >> Manos suggested (offlist) dumping input to the characters() callback >> which is ws only. Nice and simple. > > That will work with some parsers and not others -- it all depends on > how they chunk their whitespace. For example, if you have the text > input "a b\nc d", all of the following sequences of calls to > characters would be possible (along with a few others): > > "a b\nc d" > "a b","\n","c d" > "a"," ","b","\n","c"," ","d" > "a ","b\n","c ","d" > (etc.) > > If the parser you're happening to use chunks whitespace so that Mano's > suggestion works, feel free to use it, but remember that (a) you're > relying on an undocumented feature that could change with the next > parser upgrade, and (b) there's a good chance that your app will break > if you change to a different SAX parser. I'm using xerces. I'll try it, but caution duly noted. Has ws always been so trying :-) Thanks David. regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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