SAX2: Namespace Processing and NSUtils helper class

Clark C. Evans clark.evans at
Wed Dec 15 21:21:49 GMT 1999

For SAX2, I'd prefer taking the opportunity to converge
more with DOM2 where appropriate.  Thus,

  void startElement(SaxNode node);

interface SaxNode {
  readonly attribute String nodeName;
  readonly attribute String nodeValue;    // could raise Exception... 
  readonly attribute unsigned short nodeType;
  readonly attribute Node parentNode;
  readonly attribute NamedNodeMap attributes;
  readonly attribute String prefix;
  readonly attribute String namespaceURI;
  readonly attribute String localName; 

such that

interface DomNode extends SaxNode {
 ... adds child access, mutable methods, etc ...

This would make everyone's life *far* easier.

;)  Clark

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