Re: sax2, ignorable whitespace
David Megginson wrote: > On 19/11/06, Dave Pawson <davep@d...> 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. regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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