SAX: ModSAX addition, general property query

David Megginson david at
Tue Mar 9 20:18:19 GMT 1999

John Wilson writes:

 > Testing the type at run time is a tivial operation in Java 

... but not in other programming languages.

 > so I'm not sure why you say that we wouldn't want to rely on
 > descovering the class at run time. 

In the end, you're doing the equivalent of testing for a string anyway
-- you're just letting the Java class name serve as the unique ID.  I
don't see the advantage of forcing the users to get the unique ID
through a circuitous route.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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