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   Re: raw names vs qualified names

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  • From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
  • To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 10:14:55 -0800

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> I suggest the third argument, rawName, be renamed qualifiedName. The
> reason is that "qualified name" is the term actually used in the
> Namespaces in XML specification ...
> The same change should be made in the endElement() method as well. It's
> aminor change but I think it would help people learn SAX2 a little more
> quickly and help ensure consistency between different XML specs.

Also in the "Attributes" interface ... and ideally in the getRawName()

I actually like this change; it'd improve consistency with, for example,
DOM (which uses "qname" in various spots in its documentation).  I don't
really see a need to introduce any new XML terminology ("raw"), and on
the contrary have seen such things cause mucho confusion.

- Dave

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