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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject RE: Unknown nodes in digester?
Date Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:47:06 GMT

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Bill Chmura wrote:

> Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 07:45:54 -0500
> From: Bill Chmura <>
> Reply-To: Jakarta Commons Users List <>
> To: 'Jakarta Commons Users List' <>
> Subject: RE: Unknown nodes in digester?
> I will have no idea what the tag names are until I encounter one.  I
> will know that they are all in the <USERDEFINED> tag however.  I was
> hoping that I could handle it by registering some sort of unknown node
> handler or something.
> The app will descend through the directories of the target, read in all
> the _Config.xml files, and build an sort of an inherited rights mask
> kind of thing, but with properties. Then it processes all the other
> files in the dir structure using the effective settings in each
> directory.   The unknowns are things the user can define and include in
> the generated documents.
> Sounds like a DOM thing?

Or a SAX thing directly, since you don't need random access.  Some people
find the programming model of SAX hard to understand, though.


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