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

David Megginson david at
Sat Jan 15 20:18:38 GMT 2000

Tim Bray <tbray at> writes:

> 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.

I'm willing to listen for a couple more days before flipping a coin.

I'll be ready for a SAX2 beta release in a few days, by the way -- I
already have it running here (through a ParserAdapter) happily spewing 
out what looks like correct Namespace-related stuff.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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