If a SAX application needs to implement customized error
handling, it must implement this interface and then register an
instance with the XML reader using the
method. The parser will then report all errors and warnings
through this interface.
WARNING: If an application does not
register an ErrorHandler, XML parsing errors will go unreported,
except that SAXParseExceptions will be thrown for fatal errors.
In order to detect validity errors, an ErrorHandler that does something
error() calls must be registered.
For XML processing errors, a SAX driver must use this interface
in preference to throwing an exception: it is up to the application
to decide whether to throw an exception for different types of
errors and warnings. Note, however, that there is no requirement that
the parser continue to report additional errors after a call to
fatalError. In other words, a SAX driver class
may throw an exception after reporting any fatalError.
Also parsers may throw appropriate exceptions for non-XML errors.
XMLReader.parse() would throw
an IOException for errors accessing entities or the document.
- 1.4, SAX 1.0
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warningReceive notification of a warning.
SAX parsers will use this method to report conditions that are not errors or fatal errors as defined by the XML recommendation. The default behaviour is to take no action.
The SAX parser must continue to provide normal parsing events after invoking this method: it should still be possible for the application to process the document through to the end.
Filters may use this method to report other, non-XML warnings as well.
errorReceive notification of a recoverable error.
This corresponds to the definition of "error" in section 1.2 of the W3C XML 1.0 Recommendation. For example, a validating parser would use this callback to report the violation of a validity constraint. The default behaviour is to take no action.
The SAX parser must continue to provide normal parsing events after invoking this method: it should still be possible for the application to process the document through to the end. If the application cannot do so, then the parser should report a fatal error even if the XML recommendation does not require it to do so.
Filters may use this method to report other, non-XML errors as well.
fatalErrorReceive notification of a non-recoverable, fatal error.
As defined in section 1.2 of the W3C XML 1.0 Recommendation, fatal errors are those that would make it impossible for a parser to continue normal processing. These include violation of a well-formedness constraint, invalid encoding, and forbidden structural errors as described in the W3C XML 1.0 Recommendation.
- API Note:
- An application must assume that the parser can no longer perform
normal processing after reporting a fatal error and may stop by throwing
ContentHandler.endDocument(). In addition, the parser cannot be expected to be able to return accurate information about the logical structure on the rest of the document even if it may be able to resume parsing.
- Implementation Note:
- After invoking this method, the parser may stop processing by
SAXException, or implement a feature that can direct it to continue after a fatal error. In the later case, it may report events on the rest of the document without any guarantee of correctness.
exception- The error information encapsulated in a
SAXException- if the application chooses to discontinue the parsing