SAX2/Java: Towards a final form
david-b at pacbell.net
Tue Jan 11 21:16:01 GMT 2000
David Megginson wrote:
> > > That's a good question -- should SAX2 require that all names and
> > > Namespace URIs be interned (i.e. == to the results of
> > > java.lang.String.intern)?
> I don't know if there's a lot of benefit in requiring this, though --
> it's just a trial balloon right now.
I almost hesitate to suggest exposing it as a feature, but that
may be the right way to go. Apps depending on "==" and "!=" for
fast comparisons could just reject parsers that don't do it, and
others wouldn't care. I can't see any parser bothering to make
that feature state mutable -- the cost is writing the code, not
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