SAX2: Parser interface

David Megginson david at
Fri Jan 7 14:47:59 GMT 2000

Miles Sabin writes:

 [about Parser.setLocale]

 > Many software modules need to do error reporting of some sort
 > or another. Typically they'll simply use the platform default
 > Locale for localization rather than allowing it to be
 > configurable. That's the right thing to do, because error 
 > messages are normally delivered locally, and the rare cases
 > where they're not aren't enough to justify adding setLocale()
 > methods to an interface (cp. pretty much all the standard
 > java.*.* classes, eg. java.util.HashMap).

I'd be just as happy to drop setLocale in SAX2 if people are willing
-- what was our original justification?

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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