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Re: Deprecation of SAX API members in JDK 9

  • From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@ibiblio.org>
  • To: Thomas Passin <list1@tompassin.net>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:34:04 -0700

Re:  Deprecation of SAX API members in JDK 9
I'mm not expecting them to change SAXParserFactory. I'd mostly like
them to not deprecate XMLReaderFactory.

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 2:32 PM, Thomas Passin <list1@tompassin.net> wrote:
> On 3/22/2017 4:07 PM, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>> It looks like Oracle is planning to deprecate the SAX1 classes such as
>> DocumentHandler in JDK 9. Seems reasonable.
>> However they are also planning to deprecate the namespace aware
>> org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderFactory in favor of SAXParserFactory (not
>> namespace aware by default). This seems to me to be backwards. Should
>> we push back on this?
> It's been in there already since at least jdk7, so there's probably not much
> hope of changing the default behavior.  It's only one method call to set it
> up for namespaces: setNamespaceAware().  Not too bad.
> How about adding another constructor signature, boolean true for
> namespacing:
> public static SAXParserFactory newInstance(boolean isNamespaceAware)
> That would be backwards compatible and yet be convenient.
> TomP
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