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   RE: [xml-dev] Article on JAXP 1.3 "Fast and Easy XML Processing"

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill de hÓra [mailto:bill.dehora@propylon.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 5:39 PM
> To: Dare Obasanjo
> Cc: Michael Kay; Elliotte Harold; Neeraj.Bajaj@Sun.COM; Chris 
> Burdess; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Article on JAXP 1.3 "Fast and Easy XML 
> Processing"
> > So given the choice of methods that take useless interfaces (since 
> > they have to cast to get anything useful) and APIs with lots of 
> > overloaded methods that support a rich set of data sources, 
> why would 
> > you think the former is better?
> Because it'll be more elegant to add metadata onto Source 
> objects than continue with parametric polymorphism. It's hard 
> not to conclude a fundamental abstraction is missing when a 
> class has that many overloaded calls.

And it's hard to argue that Source is actually a useful abstraction.  

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