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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Harold [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 4:47 PM
> To: Dare Obasanjo
> Cc: Joshua Allen; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999
> However, I have never seen a single element in a real-world
> XML document which had so many attributes that streaming the
> attributes one at a time would have been practical help worth
> the additional complexity that would be imparted to the API
> by such a solution. You're trying to solve a problem that
> doesn't exist in practice; or if it does exist, is so rare as
> to not be worth solving.
It seems you've completely misunderstood my statements. The point is
that forcing streaming implementations to cache all attributes on an
element before being able to report the name of the start tag is a
problem with implementing the XML namespaces recommendation. This has
little to do with the edge case of a single element with 50,000
attributes or whatever.
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