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From Chad La Joie <>
Subject Re: Status of == vs equals()
Date Tue, 03 Aug 2010 13:15:04 GMT
On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 06:54, Colm O hEigeartaigh <> wrote:
>>  - Create a new "NamespaceEqualityChecker" that provides methods for
>> checking the various bits of a namespace (URIs, prefixes) and use it
>> anywhere that either == or equals() is used today.  Implementations based on
>> == and equals() would be provided with the default implementation being
>> equals()-based.  A configuration option should then be made available to
>> control which impl gets used.
> Sounds good. Have you thought about backwards compatibility issues
> though, in relation to the ElementCheckerImpl? We don't want to break
> backwards compatibility for a minor release if at all possible.

Yeah, just replace the innards of the ElementCheckerImpls with calls
to the corresponding NamespaceEqualityChecker impls that correspond to
that functionality and mark ElementChecker as deprecated.  Then it can
be removed later.

Chad La Joie
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