SaxStreamValidator? (Was: String interning)

David Megginson david at
Tue Jan 18 14:13:15 GMT 2000

Clark C. Evans writes:

 > I'm concerned that String interning adds one more place for
 > an SAX event emitter to go wrong.  However, the benifits seem
 > like they outweigh the costs.  Thus, I'm ok with it.
 >   However, perhaps we need a SaxGround as well...
 > This would allow me to "quickly" check to see if 
 > the producer is following the specification; for 
 > instance, in addition to verifying that all strings
 > are interned, it could also check begin/end pair 
 > matching  and other constraints on the event 
 > stream that could be sparking wires.  I think
 > this would be a handy debugging tool.

It sounds like a great tool -- thanks for volunteering.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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