SAX2/Java: Towards a final form

John Aldridge john.aldridge at
Mon Jan 10 17:04:23 GMT 2000

At 11:18 10/01/00 -0500, David Megginson <david at> wrote:

>There is also the possibility that there will be a SAX feature to ask
>the XMLReader to place all unprefixed attribute names into the parent
>element's Namespace at user option (the default will be to leave them

I suggest that, if there is a need to support both modes, then it may well
be namespace dependent within one overall XML file.  For example:

   <a:a aa="b"/>
   <b:a aa="b"/>

might actually mean

   <a:a {nonamespace}:aa="b"/>
   <b:a b:aa="b"/>

Perhaps the way to integrate this is to say that the parsing mode may be
set within the startPrefixMapping() callback, and then only applies to
elements from the namespace being started.

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