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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: pluggable ProjectHelper
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2002 07:07:06 GMT
Hi,

Would you mind making all those icky protected variables private :)

On Thu, 21 Feb 2002 11:47, costinm@covalent.net wrote:
> The goal of this patch is to allow a different XML processor
> to be plugged in and used.
>
> The current processor has a number of limitations ( lack of
> namespace support, etc ) - but the main benefit for this
> patch is that it allows new ideas to be used without
> affecting the whole thing.
>
> How it works:
> - the current parser is used as default.
>
> - a user can set a system property or just include an
> alternative xml processor in the classpath, and this
> will be detected and loaded instead of the default.
> ( same pattern as in jaxp, common-logging, etc to
> find a Helper implementation )
>
> - all helpers are supposed to support the original
> behavior and be backward compatible. Of course, the user
> may ignore this and use a completely different model,
> or have the behavior customized based on some namespace,
> etc.
>
> Costin

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Cheers,

Pete

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