[jdom-interest] SAX Parsers
David W. Smiley
dsmiley at mitre.org
Wed Jul 19 16:38:06 PDT 2000
(1) What stance do the JDom developers take on the "Java API for XML Parsing" (javax.xml)
released by Sun? It appears to be a standardized way of getting the DOM. The API seems
to interfere / collide with the goals of SAX2 which also appears to be an emerging
(2) I hoped to use JDom without Xerces. Since JDom needs SAX2, I downloaded the SAX2
library. http://www.megginson.com/SAX/Java/ However, my app won't run because JDom's
SAXBuilder class refers to:
which is not in the SAX2 library.
(3) I disagree with the constructors of SAXBuilder. Its insistence that you must use a
String representation of the class that implements the SAX2 Parser has caused me to make
a dummy class that chooses the Parser I want and configures it. (In particular what I
want to do is set a dummy entity resolver for the parser that causes the behavior of
setting the SAX2 Feature "http://xml.org/sax/features/external-parameter-entities" to
false.) So, would it be OK if the SAXBuilder had a constructor that took an instance of
a SAX2 XMLReader class?
Thanks in advance for any input on these questions.
The MITRE Corporation
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