two alternatives for namespaces

Don Park donpark at
Wed Jul 29 07:37:05 BST 1998

How about an alternative solution?

Define NamespaceSupport interface which is defined something like this:

public interface NamespaceSupport {
    String getBaseName (String fullName);
    String getURIName (String fullName);
    Object getNamespace (String fullName);
    String getNamespaceURI (Object nameSpace);
    boolean equals (String fullName, Object targetNS, String targetName);

An implementation of NamespaceSupport is retrieved via a method in the
Parser interface:

public interface Parser {
    NamespaceSupport getNamespaceSupport();

With some polish, it could be very nice, enviro-mentally speaking.

Don Park

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