Fast filter support in SAX2

David Megginson david at
Sat Mar 27 20:13:59 GMT 1999

Bill la Forge writes:

 > It would be great if filters had the same advantages as parsers in
 > being able to simply test for equality (x==y) rather than having to
 > do a string comparison (x.equals(y)) when checking for a specific
 > element or attribute name.

Yes, but as someone (James Clark?) pointed out during the last round,
with most serious applications you're going to end up doing hash
lookups anyway, so the == doesn't buy you much.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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