SAX2 NS processing (was Re: Namespace question)

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Fri Jan 7 13:36:31 GMT 2000

At 08:25 AM 1/7/00 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>To make it clear, I believe that all real-world apps will treat the
>attribute names *identically* in examples like these:
>  <html:a href="foo">
>  <html:a html:href="foo">
>With the benefit of hindsight after more than a year's implementation
>experience, it's pretty clear that needlessly complicated the spec (a
>lot) and implementations (a little) by allowing these two cases to be

Will SAX2 namespace processing take this 'real-world' approach (which I
totally support), or are there going to be options for this?

It sounded earlier like you expect namespace processing to be the domain of
the parser, not the application, so it seems like a live issue.

Simon St.Laurent
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