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From Rajiv Mordani <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/lib xml.jar
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2000 06:06:50 GMT
James Duncan Davidson wrote:
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> > Hmmmm, people. What about removing the xml.jar package alltogether?
> I agree with this statement totally -- I don't think that we need to have it
> in the workspace even for bootstrap purposes. I think that in order to
> bootstrap Ant, we should just require that there be a JAXP compliant parser
> on the classpath. I don't think that's an unreasonable requirement for
> bootstraping.
> > I mean: Xerces is faster and more solid that the Sun ProjectX, plus,
> > it's been continuously maintained.. which is not the case for ProjectX.
> Have to argue with you there... Which is faster depends on which benchmark
> :) -- some benchmarks should be run with the new ProjectX coming out soon.
> :)

Well what James is referring to here is the JAXP RI which is based on
Project X.

- Rajiv

> Now, a better argument is that Xerces is a fellow Apache project and it's
> pretty damn good. I'll take that argument  :) But as long as we use JAXP, it
> really doesn't mater.
> .duncan

  UNIX _is_ user friendly, 
  he's just very picky about who his friends are.

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