From: Dare Obasanjo
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004
To: Elliotte Harold; Joshua Allen
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Partyin'
like it's 1999
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.
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