SAX2 Namespace Support

roddey at roddey at
Mon Jan 10 20:18:30 GMT 2000

>and a program compares them with equals() in Java or == in C++.  Most
>people are arguing that the two should be equals()/==, but a few
>people have pointed out that that is a nasty trap for any programmer
>who is not extremely familiar with the Namespaces spec.
>My proposed solution is simply to punt: don't introduce a QName class
>in SAX2, and leave such things to higher-level specs, which can
>deal with these as they see fit.

I agree with David here. Just spit out the information as strings and leave
it up to the reciever to put it where it feels the best. Don't assume that
people want to 'program in SAX', in my opinion. Its job should be to get
the parms in and get the data out in an API that people can write
generically to, and introduce as little overhead as is reasonable in the

Dean Roddey
Software Weenie
IBM Center for Java Technology - Silicon Valley
roddey at

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