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   Re: [Q] How should SAX support Namespaces?

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  • From: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
  • To: XML Developers' List <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 13:33:48 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 20 Jul 1998, Michael Kay wrote:
> >How should SAX support namespaces?  I can think of three
> options:

> I guess people will also want to know the prefix used.
> Although the prefix is theoretically arbitrary, there are
> likely to be many conventional prefixes in use and
> applications may want to leave the prefix unchanged in an
> output document.

Yes. It's also likely that some people will be interested in using
namespace prefixes within the values of attributes. So the prefix<->URI
mapping needs to be accessible if <ABC:DEF XYZ="ABC:someNameHere"> is to
be intelligible, ie if the "ABC" in "ABC:someNameHere" is to be hooked up
to a URI. 


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