Revised NamespaceFilter

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Aug 13 22:02:39 BST 1998

David Megginson wrote:

> Why not use a space?  It is forbidden in URIs and XML names as well,
> and looks a little cleaner.

Because UniversalNames are conceptually unitary, and it's hard to
see " FOO" as a unitary object (unless you
come from the ITS world, where " " was the pathname delimiter).

I'm switching to "^", which is ASCII but illegal in both URIs and Names.

I've also simplified the property name for the underlying parser
to just "org.ccil.cowan.sax.NamespaceFilter.useParser".
> I'm still looking forward to trying out your code, if all of the dust
> in the rest of my life settles before Montréal.

I hope so.

John Cowan		cowan at
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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