Re: SAX2 RFD: Inheritance vs. Modification vs. Amalgamation
At 11:20 AM 5/19/99 -0400, David Megginson wrote: >2. Add the methods to org.xml.sax.Parser, and require applications to > catch NoSuchMethodException when using the new methods, in case > they're concerned about what version they're dealing with. > > PRO: - doesn't limit options for subclassing in the future > CON: - very difficult to write adapters for existing SAX 1.0 > drivers (slower acceptance and implementation of SAX2) > - can cause unexpected behaviour at deployment time, unless > the application designer knows to catch > NoSuchMethodException Still, this seems the right thing to do. SAX has been successful, but of all its eventual users, 95% haven't started or even heard of it yet. Face the legacy-code issue and deal with it and just make SAX as good as possible for the long haul. -Tim xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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