SAX2: Namespace proposal

Joe Lapp jlapp at
Mon Dec 20 18:33:21 GMT 1999

Using Java String interning, how do you guys guarantee performance in any of the DOM Element get*() methods that take Strings?  Do you require that the app intern the string before passing it in?  Do you try to make the methods smart so that if they're interned, you get performance, and if they aren't, you get a bit more of a penalty (for having done the intern check first)?  Do you make them dumb so that if you forgot to intern, you don't get anything?  Or would one always intern these externally provided Strings within the method?
Joe Lapp              (Looking for some good people to help design
Principal Architect    and build the Internet's business-to-business
webMethods, Inc.       XML infrastructure.  We are 100% Java.)
jlapp at 

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