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   Re: Why SAX needs namespace support

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 14:38:56 -0500

At 07:27 PM 1/26/99 +0100, james anderson wrote:
>i suspect i stand in a (very small) minority on this issue, but with respect
>to the diagram (http://www.simonstl.com/articles/layering/layered2.gif.) the
>"namespace transformation" should appear at least above "attribute
>defaulting". i fear i stand in an even smaller minority on the second claim -
>that it belongs above entity resolution. perhaps not in the current spec, but
>time will tell.

You certainly could put it above attribute defaulting if you liked; part of
what I'm proposing is putting that kind of control in the hands of the
application developer rather than the parser author.  Personally, I use
attribute defaults for most of my namespace declarations, but your
situation may definitely vary.

Time will certainly tell.  Hopefully, it will be merciful.

Simon St.Laurent
XML: A Primer / Building XML Applications (March)
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