RE: SAX2 Namespace Support
> My biggest problem with this (and its Java equivalent) is figuring out > how to handle equality: are two QNames with the same URI part and same > local part equal? What if the prefix is different? I take it that its the latter question which is the thorny one: If the URI and the local part are the same, then two QNames are identical. If the prefix is different (but the URI is the same) then they should still be equal. The prefix is a means to point to a URI. The URIs are identical, therefore the QNames should be the same. The prefix is there to cope with the fact that a URI can contain characters illegal in a Name, and nothing more - its a pointer. If I'm wrong, and they're not equal in the latter case, then its highly counter-intuitive. And it also devalues the idea of having URIs in the first place. If the prefix has meaning, then let it denote the namespace completely, without reference to a URI. If its a pointer then it should be dereferenced and have no intrinsic value. What would be the value in doing the following?: <Person xmlns:foo="http://www.myorg.com" xmlns:bar="http://www.myorg.com"> <foo:email>me@m...</foo:email> <bar:name>me</bar:name> </Person> In terms of SAX2, reporting the prefix is obviously useful for round-trip processing. L. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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