The table input handlers supplied with STIL are listed in
this section, along with notes on any peculiarities they have in
turning a string into a
Each of the following subsections describes one or more
implementations of the
interface. These can be used standalone, or with a
Some of these formats can be detected automatically
StarTableFactory is capable of working out which
registered handler can work with a given file,
possibly using a supplied filename to help the guesswork)
while others must have the handler specified explicitly.
In most cases the string supplied to name the table that
StarTableFactory should read
is a filename or a URL, referencing a plain or compressed copy of
the stream from which the file is available.
In some cases an additional specifier can be given after a '#'
character to give additional information about where in that stream
the table is located.