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   RE: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999

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The fact that namespaces in XML requires you to parse all attributes before you can report the name of the start tag even in streaming implementations adds a significant perf cost. I'm not even sure what the heck you mean by "complexity of allowing streaming attributes" considering that whatever API does this is already streaming everything else which makes not streaming attributes an inconsistency anyway.  
If you don't change your direction, you may end up where you were headed. 


From: Elliotte Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]
Sent: Wed 10/27/2004 5:09 AM
To: Joshua Allen
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999

This doesn't arise in practice. It's a corner case. Tool vendors need to
handle it, but honestly the API complexity of allowing streaming
attributes argues against this approach, even if it were possible to


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