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FIBO THALJEF YUSRIDEB CJFIELDS PINGAN

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NAME

Bio::OntologyIO::Handlers::BaseSAXHandler

DESCRIPTION

This module is an abstract module, serving as the base of any SAX Handler implementation. It tries to offer the framework that SAX handlers generally need, such as tag_stack, char_store, etc.

In the implementation handler, you can take advantage of this based module by the following suggestions.

1) In start_element,

 sub start_element {
     my $self=shift;
     my $tag=$_[0]->{Name};
     my %args=%{$_[0]->{Attributes}};
     # Your code here.

     # Before you conclude the method, write these 2 line.
     $self->_visited_count_inc($tag);
     $self->_push_tag($tag);
 }

2) In end_element,

 sub end_element {
     my $self=shift;
     my $tag=shift->{Name};
     # Your code here.

     # Before you conclude the method, write these 2 lines.
     $self->_visited_count_dec($tag);
     $self->_pop_tag;
 }

3) In characters, or any other methods where you may use the tag stack or count

 sub characters {
     my $self=shift;
     my $text=shift->{Data};

     $self->_chars_hash->{$self->_top_tag} .= $text;

 }
 $count = $self->_visited_count('myTag');
 $tag = $self->_top_tag;

AUTHOR

Juguang Xiao, juguang@tll.org.sg

APPENDIX

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Interal methods are usually preceded with a _

_tag_stack

  Title   : _tag_stack
  Usage   : @tags = $self->_tag_stack;
  Function: Get an array of tags that have been accessed but not enclosed.
  Return  : 
  Args    :    

_push_tag

_pop_tag

_top_tag

  Title   : _top_tag
  Usage   : $top = $self->_top_tag;
  Function: get the top tag in the tag stack.
  Return  : a tag name
  Args    : [none]   

_chars_hash

  Title   : _chars_hash
  Usage   : $hash= $self->_chars_hash;
  Function: return the character cache for the specific tag
  Return  : a hash reference, which is intent for character storage for tags
  Args    : [none]

_current_hash

_visited_count_inc

  Title   : _vistied_count_inc
  Usage   : $self->vistied_count_inc($tag); # the counter for the tag increase
  Function: the counter for the tag increase
  Return  : the current count after this increment
  Args    : the tag name [scalar]

_visited_count_dec

  Title   : _visited_count_dec
  Usage   : $self->_visited_count_dec($tag);
  Function: the counter for the tag decreases by one
  Return  : the current count for the specific tag after the decrement
  Args    : the tag name [scalar]

_visited_count

  Title   : _visited_count
  Usage   : $count = $self->_visited_count
  Function: return the counter for the tag
  Return  : the current counter for the specific tag
  Args    : the tag name [scalar]