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   Re: SAX: Next Round (Namespace support)

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 22:35:55 -0500 (EST)

James Clark scripsit:

> However, I wonder whether it's really a good idea to allow apps to
> choose the separator. It makes it harder to chain together SAX processes
> using things like the Filter.  If one DocumentHandler expects names
> separated by # and another expects them separated by !, then they can't
> work together without some additional glue. I think consideration should
> be given to mandating a specific separator character. It's not obvious
> to me what the right answer is here.

The criteria I used were:

1)	must be ASCII
2)	must not be whitespace
3)	must not be valid in a URI
4)	must not be valid in an NCName
5)	must not commonly appear after a URI (#, |) or before an NCName(:).

The result?  Circumflex.


means foo:bar when xmlns:foo="http://www.ccil.org/~cowan/xmlns".

John Cowan					cowan@ccil.org
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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