Why SAX needs namespace support
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Wed Jan 27 19:05:47 GMT 1999
james anderson wrote:
> It gets out of whack only if one models it incorrectly. Does anyone here even
> know what the "upward funarg" problem is?
*sigh*. Yes, I do. What of it?
> In any case, it has yet to be shown
> that it is necessary to handle the scoping in the DOM at all, as the
> identifiers in the DOM should be universal names.
Should be, but aren't yet, and show no signs of becoming so. Alas.
> You need only ensure that all identifiers you use are universal names. It is
> unfortunate that current parsers still model identifiers as strings. I would
> hope that this will change. As long as the serializer does the inversion
> mapping to that which the parser did, the application has nothing to do with
> scoping issues.
You still are not acknowledging my point: the application must have
access to the currently-in-scope mappings, because it may need to
convert to universal format a QName that the parser cannot detect
as such (because it appears as an attribute value or as character data).
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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