[jdom-interest] SAXOutputter

Bradley S. Huffman hip at cs.okstate.edu
Thu Apr 15 15:08:51 PDT 2004

Elliotte Rusty Harold writes:

> At 12:18 PM -0500 4/15/04, Bradley S. Huffman wrote:
> >Okay, what is the "right" thing to do?  Yes, the javadoc for startDocument
> >says a "SAX parser will" which really doesn't specify what to do about
> >fragments, so should output(List) call it or not?
> This most frequently comes up in TrAX. Some processors call 
> startDocument and endDocument for a fragment. Some don't. I don't 
> think the spec properly addresses this point. :-(

Yep, IIRC this came up last time Laurent was working on JDOMResult.  So any
opinion on what JDOM should do?  From your first post, I assume your paper
advocates only calling startDocument on the start of a actual well-formed
document, but not when used to process a fragment.


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