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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 15:09:21 -0500
james anderson wrote:
> Neither the prefix nor the qualified name have the same permanence as the
> local name, the namespace and the expanded name. One could well collect all
> prefixes in connection with which as symbol appeared, but the values are of no
> use as the bindings have dynamic extent.
Granted, but it is still necessary to publish the current
prefix->URI map, as things that are semantically interpretable by a
specific application as QNames may appear in #PCDATA content, CDATA
attribute values, PI content, or other such places where
an unassisted parser cannot detect and decode them. The application
must therefore determine the URI itself.
> this, for example, is defined only at the moment the element is being
> processed. outside of the element's scope there is no defined result.
This is already true of the SAX attribute map, as the SAX documentation
warns; in fact, parsers are free to reuse the same object for *every*
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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