[jdom-interest] TrAX feature strings

Philip Nelson panmanphil at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 16 11:07:51 PDT 2002

--- Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> At 5:10 PM +0200 9/16/02, Laurent Bihanic wrote:
> >Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> >The JAXP TrAX spec. mandates that the feature name be "an absolute 
> >URI" (see javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory.getFeature()).
> >The JAXP TrAX classes themselves use unresolvable URLs, for example 
> >"http://javax.xml.transform.sax.SAXSource/feature" for SAXSource.
> OK, so let's rule out the option of making them non-URIs. I still 
> think they should be resolvable, legal http URLs or just maybe URNs. 

I think urns are the best choice.  It's clearly not a url and can be more
descriptive than a url.  But then I think urns are always the best choice
unless (if or when) the issue of what a namespace uri should point to is resolved.

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