Re: SAX survey: expected local name for non-namespace qualifie
>1. Before now, what was your understanding of this point? When >writing and teaching did you tell your students to rely on local >names or qNames for non-namespace qualified elements? What have you >relied on in your code? I had always assumed that "local name" meant what "local name" means in XPath and other namespace-based specs. That is, the local name of an unprefixed name is the same as the name. So when using SAX I relied on the local name for both prefixed and unprefixed elements. Incidentally, the Namespaces spec is a bit inconsistent in its use of the term "qualified name". The first time it uses it, it means "prefixed name", but thereafter - and in particular in the definition - it means "optionally prefixed name interpreted as referring to a namespace / local part pair". I always use it in the second sense - when using namespaces, all element and attribute names are qualified names, but only some of them are prefixed. -- Richard
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