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[Elliotte Rusty Harold]
> When the feature http://xml.org/sax/features/namespaces has the value
> true (as it does by default), SAX 2.0 parsers *must* report a
> non-empty local name for all elements and attributes, whether
> namespace qualified or not. A parser that reports the local name as
> the empty string when http://xml.org/sax/features/namespaces is true
> is simply not compliant with the SAX 2.0 specification.
> Does anyone want to stick their hand up and disagree with this statement?
When you get right down to it, what is the SAX 2.0 spec, anyway? The new
SAX home at
has no link for anything called the spec. It has Javadoc, and it has
various words that seem to explain certain matters (not complete, as best I
can see), but no spec. Where is it? Does it exist anymore?