Writes a namespace-qualified XML start element to the StaxWriter stream.


   name STRING,
   ns STRING )
  1. name defines the local name of the XML start element, cannot be NULL.
  2. ns defines the namespace URI of the XML start element, cannot be NULL.


All startElementNS methods open a new scope and set the stream to a START_ELEMENT. Writing the corresponding endElement causes the scope to be closed.

If namespace URI has not been bound to a prefix with one of the functions setPrefix, setDefaultNamespace, or declareDefaultNamespace, the operation fails with an exception.

In case of error, the method throws an exception and sets the STATUS variable. Depending on the error, a human-readable description of the problem is available in the SQLCA.SQLERRM register. See Error handling in GWS calls (STATUS).