John Cowan's view on SAX extensions for ns drafts

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Aug 12 16:13:04 BST 1998

David Rosenborg wrote:

> Is it really necessary for the parser to deal with namespaces at
> all (if we don't consider namespace aware validation for the moment)?

Depends what you think "the parser" is.  My design was for something
that a parser could implement if it wanted to, but could also be
layered over a ns-blind parser.
> Also I think the startNamespaceScope events should occur
> before the corresponding startElement event since the element
> is itself inside the scope it declares.

A very good point, which I gladly adopt.

John Cowan		cowan at
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