[Q] How should SAX support Namespaces?

james anderson James.Anderson at mecomnet.de
Tue Jul 21 18:08:45 BST 1998

David Megginson wrote:
> That will work as long as all namespaces are global (an approach which
> I personally prefer); however, given that locally-scoped namespaces
> may come in in the future, it would be nice to make SAX more robust
> and not to assume that all namespaces will be known at the start of
> the parse.

this won't matter, since the uri is always global.
so long as you offer the implement the option which you refer to below in the
parser, the dynamic context of the application itself is managed distinct from
that of the document, and distinct from that of any eventual dynamic context
within the document.

this "application specified" prefix should be that which is "passed through
the interface". not the uri.

> I think that this might better be handled by having the application
> map URIs back to standard prefixes; 

the parser should do this.

>                                      that way, it won't matter if the
> source document used "XsL:" "xsl:" "xml-style-language:", etc. -- your
> output documents can always have what you consider to be standard
> (i.e. "XSL:").

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