SAX Content Handler Interface

This section describes the SAX content handler interface, org.xml.sax.ContentHandler, which allows you write your own SAX handler by implementing its event handler methods like startElement() and endElement().

As I mentioned earlier, while the SAX parser is parsing an XML file, it fires events. The first group of such events are designed into an interface, org.xml.sax.ContentHandler. It contains the following XML content related events:

Of course, some of these events also pass information parsed from the XML file to the event handler as parameters. For example:

JDK also provides a default SAX handler org.xml.sax.helpers.DefaultHandler, that implements the org.xml.sax.ContentHandler.

To write your own SAX handler class, you can simple extends the org.xml.sax.helpers.DefaultHandler, and override any specific event handler methods that you are interested. See the next section for a sample program.

Last update: 2014.

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