Package: hax

Function start-document

Lambda List

start-document (handler name public-id system-id)


  • handler -- a HAX/SAX handler (see abstract-handler for details)
  • name -- root element name, a rod/string
  • public-id -- nil or the Public ID, a rod/string
  • system-id -- nil or the System ID/URI, a rod/string

Return Value



Signals the beginning of an HTML document.

This is the first event sent to any handler.

If system-id is non-nil, the document includes a doctype declaration.


See also