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   Re: Is XMLReader a bad name?

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  • From: "James Duncan Davidson" <james.davidson@eng.sun.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 16:41:36 -0800

> How about calling it something like "XMLParser" or "XMLScanner" that
> does not have any preexisting connotations in most programmers' minds?
> I'm not perfectly happy with these suggested names, and hope somebody
> has a better idea, but I do think that "XMLReader" is a mistake.

I don't have any better suggestions, but agree that "XMLReader" is a
dangerous name to use. It implies that I can use it like any other
java.io.Reader instance, which of course I can't.


James Duncan Davidson                               duncan@eng.sun.com
Java + XML / Portable Code + Portable Data                 !try; do();

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