When you finally get down to the third rule (which this question does), the compiler picks the most specific invocation it possibly can. Since String is more specific than Object, and null can be either, String is chosen. [ November 26, 2007: Message edited by: Bill Shirley ]
Bill Shirley - bshirley - frazerbilt.com
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Also, we have many forums here at JavaRanch; this one is for discussing the Enterprise Java Beans APIs, which doesn't seem to pertain to your question. I'll move this to our Beginner's Java forum, where it is on-topic.