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From Guillaume Rousse <rou...@ccr.jussieu.fr>
Subject Re: [xerces2] info about some packaging changes
Date Mon, 03 Dec 2001 17:02:28 GMT
Ainsi parlait Shane_Curcuru@lotus.com :
> ---- you Guillaume Rousse <rousse@ccr.jussieu.fr> wrote ----
> > If a 'full' xml api jar is provided, could we hope some consistent naming
> > convention with the servlet api, which is currently provided into
> servlet.jar?
> > Something such as:
> > xml.jar/servlet.jar
> > xmlapi.jar/servletapi.jar
> > xml-api.jar/servlet-api.jar
> Hmmm - I'm not quite sure what the connection is - who's servlet.jar are
> you talking about - I'm presuming Sun's?
Now that Tomcat is servlet specification reference implementation, it's more 
jakarta's jar than sun's jar.
The connexion is: as they are both standard java extension api (javax 
hierarchy), having similar naming scheme would have been useful.

> Also, we already hashed out the naming issue here on general@xml, and at
> this point it's really a deliverable from the xml-commons project so they
> should be the 'owners' of the apache version of this.  I don't remember the
> difference between xmlapis.jar and xml-apis.jar, but I do remember that we
> specifically avoided xml.jar since there are a number of old files named
> 'xml.jar' that have outdated DOM, etc. versions and it's too much of a
> headache to use the same name.
thus the need to include version in jar names, the same as libraries do in 
real world (at least of unix world, of course).
Guillaume Rousse <rousse@ccr.jussieu.fr>
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