XFastParser - next steps ...

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Tue Jun 28 18:53:16 UTC 2016

On 28.06.2016 18:28, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Hi Mohammed,
> 	Let me CC the dev list on the fag-end of this conversation; hopefully
> it will get more interesting over time =)
> On Mon, 2016-06-27 at 22:01 +0530, Mohammed Abdul Azeem wrote:
>> I'm looking into the code paths which misuses defined namespaces
>> without resolving them. I will make test cases to cover them. 
> 	Ah - right =)
>> Sure we can do this, but it would only account for element's namespace
>> and not attributes namespaces. Also some of the implementations of
>> XDocumentHandler expects namespace declaration( looking for "xmlns" )
>> and tries to resolve them, and I think this approach wouldn't cover
>> all the namespace declaration.
> 	Ah ! fair enough - then (I guess) we need to implement a new
> XFastNamespaceHandler which we can register with a setNamespaceHandler()
> call on XFastParser - and which can be NULL for all the interesting
> cases where we need to be truly fast =)
> 	Then (I guess) we could pass namespace prefixed names through for the
> unknown attributes so eg. "office:foo" - and still have the information
> we need to properly resolve them.

uhm... how many bad comparisons like "if (attribute == "office:foo") exist?

a quick git grep finds only a handful, mostly in base code - wouldn't it
be easier to just fix those?

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