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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [compatibility] Compatibility guideline and HARMONY-2085
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2006 02:07:11 GMT
I think we should be compatible as possible.  People do depend on the 
output (sadly).  Sun does (did) recognize this problem, and started 
documenting the output of toString()...

geir

Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> Guys,
> 
> have we agreed on toString compatibility? Our compatibility guideline
> [1] says nothing about compatibility of toString results...
> 
> I think that we do not *need* to follow the RI in this case. Since
> toString results are not documented and it will be strange to see an
> application which is rely on them. Or we can discuss each case.
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> The second question: should we apply the patch from HARMONY-2085 [2]
> which just makes javax.swing.text.html.parser.Element.toString()
> method compatible with RI.
> 
> SY, Alexey
> 
> [1] 
> http://incubator.apache.org/harmony/subcomponents/classlibrary/compat.html
> [2] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-2085
> 


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