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Re: [xml-dev] Global or shared namespace?
> Ronald Bourret wrote:
>> I don't see what harm this would do. In practice, it is what happens
>> anyway. For example, if an element/attribute name is not in a namespace,
>> DOM level 2 uses a null for the URI and SAX 2 uses an empty string.
I'm in part responsible for the empty string. The semantic is the
same - there's no namespace name. I argued for the empty string in
SAX2 because in java it's convenient to write
and this always works if "no namespace" is signaled by an
empty string. It's also coherent since the NS rec explicitly
rules out the empty string ever being used as a namespace name.