[jdom-interest] DOMOutputter

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Tue Aug 22 14:40:01 PDT 2000

this.  What I'm thinking about is something like this:
> org.w3c.dom.Element output(org.jdom.Element e)

Makes sense, goes along with the similar method that's to be added to
DOMBuilder.  I'm adding it to TODO.txt.

> Is there any speed/memory increase in avoiding filling a DOM 
> Document and then scraping out what is needed by implementing 
> the above method calls or something like them that deals with 
>fragments rather than whole documents?  

Yeah, if you want to convert just one element of a thousand, you don't
have to do the other 999.

> I guess you're always going to have to create a Document object so 
> you can get at it's factory methods huh?  

Yep, but only a doc, not the other elts.

> (whose idea was that  anyway :-) )

It's an artifact of choosing a pure interface implementation with
construction done via factories.  A design decision we opted away from. 


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