SAX: AttributeList in startElement

David Megginson david at
Thu Jul 16 15:13:13 BST 1998

Ron Bourret writes:

 > If an element doesn't have any attributes, should the AttributeList
 > argument in DocumentHandler.startElement be null or empty?

I think that it should be empty rather than null (it simplifies client
code that way), but I failed to specify that in the docs.  I'd be
interested in hearing what current implementors have done.

Thanks for pointing this out, and all the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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