[jdom-interest] document order of elements
jhunter at collab.net
Fri Aug 25 11:43:44 PDT 2000
Well, the only way to know would be by walking the tree. If you have a
reference to an Element you can walk by calling getParent() to walk up
and getChildren() to walk down. I'd need convincing this should be
standard in the Element API.
> How (im)possible would it be for there to be a set of methods
> for checking document order of elements.
> Something like
> boolean Element.before(Element that)
> boolean Element.after(Element that)
> XPath muck sometimes cares about document order of Elements.
> >From the XPath implementation, we have lots of various Elements,
> but not in any particular single tree. We might be holding
> a handful of subtrees from the original document. And need to
> know their relative order.
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