Whitebeam Object Definition

Site Map
 
Home
 
Application Guide
Reference
  Installation
  Configuration
  XML Markup
  JavaScript Classes
  ROM
  Templates
  Environment
  Dev Process
  Tools
  External Links
  Example libraries
Community
Contact Whitebeam
To-Do
Download
Credits
Licence
Whitebeam Users
 
 
 

Whitebeam Object Definition

Method Description

XmlParser.mode()

Configures how the parser will interpret data.

Syntax

void = XmlParser.mode(xmlMode)

Parameters

The 'XmlParser.mode' method takes 1 parameter:

Name Type/Value Range/Length Description
xmlModenumberXmlModeXML, XmlModeHTML, XmlModeHybrid Required. The operational mode to be used by the parser. Use the symbolic names described in the table below.

Results

The 'XmlParser.mode' method returns no useful information.

Remarks

The Whitebeam XML parser can operate in one of three core operational modes - depending on the requirements of the application. Each of these modes has slightly different characteristics - the possible modes are:

ModeBehaviour
XmlModeXMLDefault. The parser enforces strict XML rules. Primarily this disallows certain commopn HTML practices including missing end-tags, empty attribute values. Case sensitive names for tags and attributes.
XmlModeHTMLAssumes the data being parsed is HTML. This allows activities such as case insensitive tag names, missing end-tags, Does NOT allow XML practices such as the empty tag representation of <tagname/>
XmlModeHybridCase insensitive names, allows missing end-tags, empty attribute values and the XML representation of an empty XML element. This is the mode used by the internal processing of Presentation Pages.
If you place the parser into either XmlModeHybrid or XmlModeHTML, the system loads a set of syntax definitions into the parser that allows it to deal with HTML markup that is not XML conformant. For example it tells the parser that <p...> trags do not require explicit end-tags.

Whitebeam release 1.3.36
(loadtime : 31ms)