[jdom-interest] Reading the xml:base attribute

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Thu Jan 6 10:45:59 PST 2005

> Currently, create a Namespace instance that maps a bogus 
> prefix to the URI
>     getAttribute(localName, Namespace.getNamespace("bogus", 
> "someuri"));

But this is where we started: the bogus prefix has to be "xml" if and only
if the URI is the XML namespace - so I need conditional logic to allocate a
valid bogus prefix, which then plays no part in the logic for finding the

If that's what I have to do, so be it - but it seems a poor API design.

Michael Kay

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