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SAX2: AttributeList ?!?

  • From: Stefan Haustein <haustein@l...>
  • To: xml-dev <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 17:42:32 +0100

Am I the only one having problems with search methods 

    public String getType (String name);
    public String getValue (String name);

for prefixed names in the SAX2 AttributeList? Do they 
only work when prefixes are swithed on in the parser? 
If prefixes are switched on in the parser, are also 
the unprefixed names stored in the attribute list for 
the namespace aware access methods? Or do the
namespace aware search methods cut off the prefix
while searching? Does the attributeList know if 
prefixes are switched on?

To me, the prefix switching option seems
confusing, especially in connection with the
AttributeList. Meanwhile, I would prefer Richard 
Anderson's proposal always delivering the prefix 
in startElement, and add similar support to the 

In my opinion, when getValue with a single 
parameter is included in the AttributeList, it 
should be a convenience method that defaults 
to the namespace of the element. 

Best regards


Stefan Haustein
University of Dortmund
Computer Science VIII

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