SAX: ModSAX addition, general property query

John Wilson tug at
Tue Mar 9 18:41:03 GMT 1999

----- Original Message -----
From: David Megginson <david at>
To: XML Developers' List <xml-dev at>
Sent: 08 March 1999 22:30
Subject: Re: SAX: ModSAX addition, general property query

>Tom Harding writes:
> > David Megginson wrote:
> >
> > > As I wrote before, it doesn't much matter whether we use Java property
> > > names incorporating domain names (like
> > > 'org.xml.sax.features.validation') or URIs (like
> > > ''), as long as we have the
> > > ability for people to create new names without fear of collision.
> >
> > I would also urge against using an http: URI since it is not meant
> > that a resource actually be retrieved using the http protocol.
>I've been thinking about this issue, and I'm fairly convinced that the
>URI is the right choice.

I really have a problem with using URI's for this.

RFC2396 ( section 6 talks
about URI Normalisation and equivalence

It says that URI equivalence is defined on a scheme basis. You have chosen
the http scheme so we are presumably required to apply the http definition
of URI equivalence. This does not seem to me to be a desirable criteria for

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