SAX: Java Package org.xml.sax

Trevor Morris trevor at
Tue Jan 13 14:29:36 GMT 1998

>David> ... I propose that the Java implementation of SAX use the
>David> package "org.xml.sax":
>Minor (very minor) nitpick: IINM, the Java language specification
>recommends that the first (most significant) component of the domain
>name be written with uppercase letters, and the remainder with
>lowercase ones[1].  So the package name would be "ORG.xml.sax".
>[1] DNS names are written in (a subset of) US-ASCII, and are
>    case-insensitive.

Please don't do this.  Almost every package I've seen uses lowercase for
com, org, etc.  Below is support taken from the 0.5 release of the
Swing package from Sun for using lowercase for com, org, etc.

-NOTE: There have been questions about the use of the letters "com" in
-names instead of "COM", as defined in the Java Language Specification. To 
-resolve these questions, the JavaSoft division of Sun Microsystems Inc. has 
-determined that the JLS will be updated to recommend the use of "com", and
-is why this proposal uses it. Starting with JDK 1.2, non-core packages
from Sun 
-Microsystems will be prefaced with "com.sun" . (The use of the word "java"
-"" does not follow Sun's new conventions, but this
-recommends that it be used to show the linkage between the two packages.)


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