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   Re: SAX survey: expected local name for non-namespace qualified elements

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> 1. Before now, what was your understanding of this point? When
> writing and teaching did you tell your students to rely on local
> names or qNames for non-namespace qualified elements? What have you
> relied on in your code?

I have relied on having the localName.

> 2. If you've implemented a parser, what does your parser do?

AElfred2 Native Pascal Parser (based on AElfred2 Java) reports "Document"
for both localName and QName.

> 3. If you participated in the original specification of SAX2 back in
> 1999/2000 what were you thinking about this then?

I didn't-- but I did/do participate in the SAX for Pascal group and I would
surmise that the understanding was that localName was provided in either

Also tested:

MSXML3 (haven't tested 4) reports "Document" for both localName and QName.

AElfred2 Java reports "Document" for both localName and QName.

Keith Wood's Native Pascal Parser reports "Document" for both localName and

Jeff Rafter
Defined Systems
XML Development and Developer Web Hosting


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