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From Jim Redman <...@ergotech.com>
Subject Re: Dictionary vs. Hashtable in XmlRpc.java
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2002 01:21:01 GMT
We still have a bunch of customers using raw IE and Netscape 4.x.  So 
I'd be opposed to any changes that require Java2.  I'm also not sure 
why the change is proposed. Is there some pressing reason to drop the 
Hashtable?

Jim

On 2002.06.06 18:54 Daniel Rall wrote:
> Tim Peierls <tim@peierls.net> writes:
> 
> >> On Thu, 2002-06-06 at 13:59, Gus Mueller wrote:
> >> > I was wondering if anyone saw any problems with using a
> >> > Dictionary instead of a Hastable in XmlRpc.java
> >>
> > josh lucas wrote:
> > >
> >> afaik, we are still trying to stay compatible with 1.1 and thus
> >> can't use Dictionary...
> >
> > Dictionary is since 1.0 but is marked as obsolete. So we wouldn't
> > want to use it, not because we are trying to stay compatible
> > with 1.1 but because we want to stay compatible with _later_
> > JDKs. The interface Gus Mueller should really be asking for
> > is java.util.Map, which is indeed not present in 1.1.
> 
> Probably a SortedMap or derivative.
> 
> > I've been raising the 1.1 compatibility issue every year or so,
> > and the last time I did, Dan Rall got a tentative consensus that
> > XML-RPC could drop 1.1 compatibility. But no one came forth with a
> > patch (myself included).
> 
> Yeah, we can drop it if anyone wants to submit a patch.  I'm still a
> bit unsure about how this will affect use from applets, but as a 1.2
> plug-in is available, I'm hoping it won't be a major issue.
> 

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Jim Redman
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