SAX 1.0beta: Three bugs so far

Chris Maden crism at
Thu Apr 30 23:42:47 BST 1998

[David Megginson]

> BUG #2: Parser.setLocale takes only one String argument
>    As will quickly become apparent, I am not an expert in
>    localisation.  I have discovered that localisation requires both
>    a language code _and_ a country code, so I have changed the
>    interface prototype to
>      public abstract void setLocale (String language, String country)
>        throws SAXException;
>    Does this look correct?  Would people prefer that I use the
>    java.util.Locale class?

I think a single string, or unspecified parts, would be better.  XML
allows RFC 1766 language identifiers, which can include i-cherokee and
x-klingon.  The language-country form is only one class of valid
language identifier.

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