[XML-SIG] DTDHandler and EntityResolver

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Fri, 22 Sep 2000 08:13:12 +0200


xml.sax of Python 2 currently does not have the DTDHandler and
EntityResolver interfaces. On 26 Jun, Paul argued that they should not
appear in Python 1.6 (then), as they are too complex/esoteric. I tend
to agree, especially as pyexpat does not provide the appropriate
callbacks (does it?)

On 16 Sep, Lars mention that he wants to edit these interfaces into
xml.sax.xmlreader. Given that we are running short of time: Is that
really necessary? Adding the interfaces themselves might be ok, but
having expatreader support them seems not feasible: that would be an
extension both over Python 2 code freeze, and PyXML 0.6.0.