SAX2: Namespace Processing and NSUtils helper class

David Megginson david at
Fri Dec 17 15:13:54 GMT 1999

Mike Williams <mikew at> writes:

> If Name extended String, could you retain backward compatibility,
> but still provide support for namespaces?

Great idea, but java.lang.String is final, so it cannot be extended
(that supposedly allows many optimizations in the JVM).  To help with
this problem, java.lang.Object does contain a toString() method for
printing, etc., and different classes can override that.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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