Why SAX needs namespace support

james anderson James.Anderson at mecomnet.de
Wed Jan 27 20:37:48 GMT 1999

John Cowan wrote:
> 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).

I have acknowledged it. My answers may well have been burried in much to
convoluted responses. I have suggested that either
a) the application be permitted to perform these tasks in the parser's dynamic
context, or
b) the DOM designers have to recognize that they're dealing with an instance
of the "upwards funarg" problem.

There are known mechanism to manage the latter. My experience is that the
former is much more effective.

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