interned names [Re: Next Round]

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Jan 22 16:08:42 GMT 1999

james anderson wrote:

> It should well be published as an interface which makes use of the
> prefix<->uri map, with the restriction that either it depends the dynamic
> context - and as such is unambiguous

I think this mechanism is the only meaningful one, which was why
I spoke of the *current* (viz. at a given point in the document) map.

> To depend on the prefix-URI bindings outside of the dynamic context is to
> permit erroneous results.


> It suffices to permit the application to process
> names in the parser's dynamic context. To this end it need no explicit access
> to the prefix<->uri map, just to an interface which interns qualified names
> given the parser's dynamic context.

Probably sufficient; it may be, however, that there is an occasional
need to generate a currently-correct Qname from a URI+NCName.

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