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From "Andrew Zhang" <zhanghuang...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [compatibility] Compatibility guideline and HARMONY-2085
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2006 15:12:49 GMT
On 11/7/06, Alexey Petrenko <alexey.a.petrenko@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Guys,
>
> have we agreed on toString compatibility? Our compatibility guideline
> [1] says nothing about compatibility of toString results...


iirc, Geir has asked SUN about toString issue, and we have no problem to
keep the same string as RI's. To avoid unnecessary compatibility problem,
we'd better return the same value, and we also agreed to do this job
lazily.  :)

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
>



-- 
Best regards,
Andrew Zhang

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