I can understand your reasoning, but cross-posting is still against forum policy. It wastes peoples time when multiple redundant conversations can take place. If you feel your question is being overlooked, bearing in mind that you may never get an answer, you can reply to your question with clarification, delete the question from one forum and re-post it another, or ask a bartender to move it for you.
If you have further questions regarding forum policies, please post your question in the Javaranch forum (near the bottom of the forum list).
Thanks for your cooperation, bear Forum bartender [ December 15, 2004: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]