quick notes on XHTML appendix C checking directly as SAX events in markup validator

This is mostly for myself, as a way to remember what I tried today,  
but just in case anyone's interested…

I was looking at how to include the appendix C checks (currently as  
standalone app [1]) but mostly based on SAX events over XML::Parser  
within the markup validator, currently using two parsers: opensp (with  
Bjoern's module as interface to its API [3]) and the perl libxml2  
wrapper (XML::LibXML).

[1] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/perl/modules/W3C/XHTML/HTMLCompatChecker/bin/appCcheck.pl
[2] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/validator/httpd/cgi-bin/check
[3] http://openjade.sourceforge.net/doc/generic.htm

Today's rummaging...

* opensp API events don't give enough info about matched string to  
check for constructs such as <foo/> versus <foo />
   ... so completely useless for appendix C checking

* we parse XML-WF with XML::LibXML so could we use its sax parser  
for XML::LibXML we need
Can't locate object method "line_numbers" via package  
... weird, I'd expect XML::LibXML::SAX::Parser to know the same  
methods as XML::LibXML
http://search.cpan.org/dist/XML-LibXML/ has doc for sax parser missing.

* when commenting out these and running
my $saxhandler = W3C::Validator::SAXHandler->new($File);
my $xmlparser = XML::LibXML::SAX::Parser->new(Handler => $saxhandler);
It doesn't seem like any event is passed to the handler

Hmm, I'm probably doing it wrong, or maybe the SAX side of XML::LibXML  
doesn't grok parse_string, only parse_uri?

More on that next week.

Received on Friday, 28 December 2007 08:46:53 UTC