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- From: David Megginson <email@example.com>
- To: "XML Developers' List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 15:16:16 -0500 (EST)
John Wilson writes:
> Testing the type at run time is a tivial operation in Java
... but not in other programming languages.
> so I'm not sure why you say that we wouldn't want to rely on
> descovering the class at run time.
In the end, you're doing the equivalent of testing for a string anyway
-- you're just letting the Java class name serve as the unique ID. I
don't see the advantage of forcing the users to get the unique ID
through a circuitous route.
All the best,
David Megginson email@example.com
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