SAX: AttributeList in startElement

Lars Marius Garshol larsga at
Thu Jul 16 15:25:52 BST 1998

* David Megginson
>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.

The Python version of SAX consistenly uses empty AttributeLists, for
exactly the reason you describe.

--Lars M.

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