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Inside XML by Steven Holzner

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Working with SAX

This first example will show how to work with SAX. In this case, I'll use SAX to count the number of <CUSTOMER> elements in customer.xml, just as the first example in the previous chapter did. Here's customer.xml:

 <?xml version = "1.0" standalone="yes"?> <DOCUMENT> <CUSTOMER> <NAME> <LAST_NAME>Smith</LAST_NAME> <FIRST_NAME>Sam</FIRST_NAME> </NAME> <DATE>October 15, 2001</DATE> <ORDERS> <ITEM> <PRODUCT>Tomatoes</PRODUCT> <NUMBER>8</NUMBER> <PRICE>$1.25</PRICE> </ITEM> <ITEM> <PRODUCT>Oranges</PRODUCT> <NUMBER>24</NUMBER> <PRICE>$4.98</PRICE> </ITEM> </ORDERS> </CUSTOMER> <CUSTOMER> <NAME> <LAST_NAME>Jones</LAST_NAME> <FIRST_NAME>Polly</FIRST_NAME> </NAME> <DATE>October 20, 2001</DATE> <ORDERS> <ITEM> <PRODUCT>Bread</PRODUCT> ...

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