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   Re: [Sax-devel] Re: SAX survey: expected local name for non-namespace q

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At 10:53 AM 6/2/2002 -0400, Karl Waclawek wrote:
>Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> > If "namespace processing is off and we've never heard of namespaces", then
> > we've never heard of QNames either.  If you insist on going this route,
> > you'd better change the API to remove the notion of QName when namespace
> > processing is off.  "Local name" might at least mean "the name local to 
> the
> > element" in cases without any understanding of namespaces.
>I understand it the same way. The confusion in this thread really is:
>if NS processing is off, then which should really represent the
>element name - qName or localName? I agree with you that localName is
>the more natural candidate.

I'm also not certain that we want to encourage developers to look to qName 
for anything other than prefix-retrieval in any event.  I keep hearing of 
developers who rely solely on qName whatever the status of 
namespace-processing, and I guess it works for now...

Simon St.Laurent
"Every day in every way I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue


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