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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Xerces builds - Why don't they include line number attributes?
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2011 23:24:59 GMT


"Pieper, Aaron" <PieperA@Pragmatics.com> wrote on 04/07/2011 12:27:10 PM:

> I was trying to figure out why certain XML validation operations had
> gotten slower, so I was digging into Xerces? source when I noticed
> it didn?t have line number attributes. I was directed to the
> previous discussion at http://markmail.org/thread/qkbaup5dzjrx5ffj
> which indicates that the decision was made to omit these attributes,
> in order to reduce jar file size. This makes sense, although it?s
> curious that no other apache projects (such as such as Spring or CXF
> ) have taken a similar direction, despite having much larger JAR files.

I can't speak for what others do. Each project community decides what's
best for it.

> I don?t mind checking out and build the debug versions of the Xerces
> libraries myself, and indeed I?ve already done so. But maybe for
> future releases, it would make sense to make these ?debug jars?
> available as separate resources on the download page, for easier
> access? Or maybe it makes sense to make the ?debug jars? as the
> default ones, and to have the smaller ?non debug? jars available as
> separate resources?

Sure, that's possible for a future release.

> Thanks,
> - Aaron


Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org
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