SAX2: Namespace proposal

Stefan Haustein stefan.haustein at
Mon Dec 20 19:53:37 GMT 1999

David Megginson wrote:
> Stefan Haustein <stefan.haustein at> writes:
> > OK, what about
> >
> >  void startElement(String localName, AttributeList attr,
> > NameSpaceContext nsc)
> >
> > NameSpaceContext could be unmutable and thus be reused while unchanged.
> > I could still remember all parameters since there is only one more at
> > the end :-)
> >
> > The parser would only need to check if the NSC has changed and could
> > reuse the same object otherwise.
> How would that help with attribute lists?

Where is the problem in adding something similar to the attribute lists,

- getLocalName
- getType
- getValue
- getNameSpaceContext

NameSpaceContext could provide access methods for the namespace URI and
the prefix. It also
could provide a method "getName (String localName)" that builds the full
name if needed. 

Best regards


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