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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: [Sax-devel] Showstopper issue with new Attribute text

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David Megginson wrote,
> c) an attribute with the Namespace URI "http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/";
> and the local name "xmlns".

This would probably get my vote ... my (unsubstantiated) hunch is that 
it would break the least existing code of all the options.

> b) an attribute with the Namespace URI "http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/";
> and no local name; or 

Is the intention that,

  attrs.getLocalName(0) == null

or that,

  attrs.getLocalName(0).length() == 0

Returning null could break a lot of perfectly reasonable code. The empty 
string (or maybe even a non-empty but non-NCName string like "*") would 
be a better choice.




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