[jdom-interest] Extending SAXHandler

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Thu Aug 9 14:19:17 PDT 2001

Laurent Bihanic wrote:
> Hi,
> I've started developing an XMLFilter that creates JDOM Elements based on
> XPath-like regular expressions and notifies listeners when they're ready
> (instead of loading the whole XML document in a JDOM Document).
> I tried to base my implementation on SAXHandler (code reuse !) but it appears
> this latter is totally closed to the concept of sub-class: No protected member
> variables, no protected hook methods I can use.
> Basically, I need to access the element under-construction either directly
> (i.e. making stack protected), through a method (getCurrentElement, public or
> protected) or through hook methods that SAXHandler would use when manipulating
> the Element.
> Would it be acceptable to modify SAXHandler in this direction?
> Laurent

Fine with me.


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