SAX and namespaces: an implementation

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Sat Jul 25 00:53:01 BST 1998

At 16:40 24/07/98 -0400, John Cowan wrote:

[... an exciting description of a namespace-aware SAX implementation...]

>Three new classes are involved: org.xml.sax.ParserFilter,
>org.xml.sax.helpers.PseudoAttributeList, and
>org.xml.sax.helpers.NamespaceFilter.  (I want this to be
>a standard part of the SAX package, but if David objects
>I'll change the package names to org.ccil.cowan.sax.)

I'll let David answer this but I am sure we can manage the same communal
approach as has been so successful so far.

>I think this pretty much does everything that people on the list
>said they wanted (except namespace-rules validation), and without
>burdening SAX parsers or requiring SAX applications to choose
>between ns-aware parsers and ns-unaware ones.  Instead,
>it is *applications* which are ns-aware or not, and handle their
>needs by using NamespaceFilter or not.

This sounds very promising. Let's hope it maps easily onto the next draft.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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