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/ Elliotte Rusty Harold <email@example.com> was heard to say:
| At 9:27 AM -0500 2/22/04, David Megginson wrote:
|>* Topic 2004-0002: XML 1.1 support
|>- add a read-only feature to check for XML 1.1 support (John Cowan,
| I suggest this should be read-write for parsers that support XML 1.1.
| I have a need to sometimes require documents to be 1.0, and right now
| setting that up with a parser that supports 1.0 is a royal PITA.
|>- add a read-only property (double) to return the version number of
|> the document being parsed (John Cowan, 2004-02-18)
| I suggest that this property be a String rather than double. Several reasons:
| 1. Long term, it may not always be parseable as a double (1.1.1 anyone?)
| 2. Double equality comparisons are very tricky. String comparisons are
| much simpler.
| 3. It's not hard to convert a String to a double if you need that for
| some reason.
| 4. It's not really possible to make the value of the property a
| primitive double in Java. It would have to be a Double. Better to just
| make it a String, which is a little easier to deal with in code.
Be seeing you,
Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> | To what excesses will men not go for
http://nwalsh.com/ | the sake of a religion in which they
| believe so little and which they
| practice so imperfectly!--La Bruyère