SAX2 and XSLT processors

David Megginson david at
Thu May 20 12:31:50 BST 1999

Oren Ben-Kiki writes:

 > I perfectly agree that the same problem exists for all relevant W3C
 > recommendations. IMVHO, it is wrong to specify such features using
 > URIs. It would be very much in the spirit
 > of SAX to specify them under instead.

The trouble is that we've created a centralized registry bottleneck --
a single person has to approve every new feature and property name to
avoid name collision.  

Except for a few core SAX2 features and properties (and there may
already be too many), I think that there are great advantages to
letting the market decide what to use, and then (slowly) migrating
feature names into the core if there's great enough demand.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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