To whom it may concern:
we are using SAX2 events (only) to build a W3C-DOM1.
The code works well beside exactly one exception.
The "Attr"-node in DOM1 has a "specified" attrbibute
and also has some methods which need to know whether
an attribute value is present. Reminder: "isSpecified"
tells you if an attribute value is there because of
DTD-defaulting or because of an instance value. This
single piece of information, however, is missing in
SAX2 and thus is a show-stopper in building a 100%
[... see http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-
dev/200102/msg00761.html for full text ... ]
This feature was requested in February 2001 in xml-
dev. David Megginson replied this with a concrete API
[ ... see http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-
dev/200102/msg00763.html ... ]
As at that time SAX was shifting to its new
maintainer, the request probably got lots. Thus let me
please renew it this way.
Request: Take up David's API suggestion and make it
part of the next SAX release.
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