Announcement: SAX2 1999-06-01 alpha release for Java

David Megginson david at
Wed Jun 2 16:40:59 BST 1999

Miles Sabin writes:

 > > 2. Actually, just last night I wrote an
 > >    org.xml.sax.helpers.FilterAdapter base class
 > <snip/>
 > >    I was thinking of including this class in the next 
 > >    SAX2 pre-release, if people are interested;
 > Can't hurt ... might help.

Actually it can hurt, a bit -- if we want to keep the SAX2 JAR file
small enough for use on palmtops or over slow network connections, we
have to treat it like the space shuttle, where every pound (or octet,
in this case) counts.

The question is whether filters are or will be common enough to
justify including a base class in the SAX2 JAR.  I'd guess that they
are -- what do others think?

Thanks, and all the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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