RE: SAX2: Parser interface
David Megginson wrote, > Miles Sabin writes: > > [snip: query about Parser.setLocale()] > > Error reporting. OK, I've slept on this and, although I can see there's a case to be made for it, I'm not convinced. Many software modules need to do error reporting of some sort or another. Typically they'll simply use the platform default Locale for localization rather than allowing it to be configurable. That's the right thing to do, because error messages are normally delivered locally, and the rare cases where they're not aren't enough to justify adding setLocale() methods to an interface (cp. pretty much all the standard java.*.* classes, eg. java.util.HashMap). I'm not convinced that an XML parser is special in this respect, so I don't think org.xml.sax.Parser should have this method. For the most part error messages will be delivered locally, so the platform default Locale is fine. And in the cases where error messages are delivered non-locally (ie. an XML parser as part of a web application which delivers errors to a remote user) the non-local Locale probably won't be available _anyway_ ... we might have a character encoding or language preference (via HTTP's Accept-Charset: and Accept- Language:) but there's no defined mapping from those preferences to a Locale. Worse still, there's no defined mapping from a Locale to a preferred character encoding, so a configured Locale wouldn't help all that much anyway. Cheers, Miles -- Miles Sabin Cromwell Media Internet Systems Architect 5/6 Glenthorne Mews +44 (0)20 8817 4030 London, W6 0LJ, England msabin@c... http://www.cromwellmedia.com/ 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 unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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