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Ummmm, sorry if this sounds stupid but why do xmlns declarations have to
be reported as attributes? Why do they have to be reported at all?
All I care as a developer is the namspace of element/attribute nodes and
that information is available on startElement.
Giving me xmlns as an attribute will complicate my code.
On the other hand, maybe I need some sleep.
David Megginson wrote:
> Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>> The local name property of the attribute information item for an xmlns
>> attribute is xmlns. The prefix property for the attribute information
>> corresponding to an xmlns attribute has no value. Therefore, when SAX
>> reports these I maintain that the local name should be xmlns, not the
>> empty string. The qualified name should also be xmlns. This is still a
>> showstopper issue, even allowing xmlns attributes into the
>> http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/ namespace.
> OK, people, what do we do here? Here are my opinions:
> 1. Anyone who writes an application that actually cares about the
> Namespace assigned to xmlns attributes is f#@$%@#$ed in the head and
> deserves whatever happens.
> 2. That said, we still have a responsibility to try to do the right
> thing. If we get it wrong, though, it doesn't matter all that much (see
> So, bearing all that in mind, what should we report for the following
> Namespace declaration?
> <foo xmlns="http://www.example.org/ns#"/>
> a) an attribute with no Namespace URI and the local name "xmlns";
> b) an attribute with the Namespace URI "http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/"
> and no local name; or
> c) an attribute with the Namespace URI "http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/"
> and the local name "xmlns".
> Note that none of these is a clean solution, probably because Namespaces
> 1.1 is a bit broken. Then again, I doubt it matters much. If no one
> presents a convincing argument, I'll just pick one of the three at random.
> Apathetically yours,
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