String interning (WAS: SAX2/Java: Towards a final form)

Tim Bray tbray at
Fri Jan 14 23:59:17 GMT 2000

At 12:13 PM 1/14/00 -0800, David Brownell wrote:
>The reason not to mandate it is that there are non-parser
>applictions of SAX, where it's unreasonable to demand that
>the event source guarantee such interning.

Really?  Could you expand on that? 

Mind you, this debate on what is really a fairly minor piece of SAX
is probably coming approaching a negative cost-benefit ratio.

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