Provide an optional convenience implementation of Locator.
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This class is available mainly for application writers, who
can use it to make a persistent snapshot of a locator at any
point during a document parse:
public void setLocator (Locator locator)
// note the locator
this.locator = locator;
public void startDocument ()
// save the location of the start of the document
// for future use.
Locator startloc = new LocatorImpl(locator);
Normally, parser writers will not use this class, since it
is more efficient to provide location information only when
requested, rather than constantly updating a Locator object.
Create a persistent copy of the current state of a locator.
When the original locator changes, this copy will still keep
the original values (and it can be used outside the scope of
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