Why SAX needs namespace support

david at megginson.com david at megginson.com
Tue Jan 26 18:00:40 GMT 1999

Michael.Kay at icl.com writes:

 > Perhaps a setOption(option, flag) interface would be more extensible.

I could live with this, but only if the options were namespace
qualified, i.e.

try {
  parser.setOption("http://xml.org/sax/features/validation", true);
  parser.setOption("http://xml.org/sax/features/namespaces", false);
  parser.setOption("http://xml.org/sax/features/entity-expansion", true);
  parser.setOption("http://simonstl.org/ns/sax/xlink", true);
} catch (SAXUnsupportedFeatureException e) {
  System.err.println("This parser ain't up to snuff -- try another!");

Do people like this?  I was almost afraid to suggest it...

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at megginson.com

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