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Re: SAX2/Java: Towards a final form

  • From: David Brownell <david-b@p...>
  • To: David Megginson <david@m...>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 13:15:52 -0800

Re: SAX2/Java: Towards a final form
David Megginson wrote:
> 
>  > > That's a good question -- should SAX2 require that all names and
>  > > Namespace URIs be interned (i.e. == to the results of
>  > > java.lang.String.intern)?
> 
> I don't know if there's a lot of benefit in requiring this, though --
> it's just a trial balloon right now.

I almost hesitate to suggest exposing it as a feature, but that
may be the right way to go.  Apps depending on "==" and "!=" for
fast comparisons could just reject parsers that don't do it, and
others wouldn't care.  I can't see any parser bothering to make
that feature state mutable -- the cost is writing the code, not
running it.

- Dave

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