[jdom-interest] document order of elements

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sat Aug 26 06:54:02 PDT 2000

At 1:49 PM -0700 8/25/00, Jason Hunter wrote:
>> And I guess, since folks can construct Elements and assemble Documents
>> in whatever fashion they choose, we can't use a serial-number on
>>  Element.
>> Is there anything, currently, that'll walk the tree, and give me
>> an in-order java.util.List of the elements?  (Flattening the tree,
>> effectively).
>I could imagine a method like Document.getTraversalIterator() that
>returned an Iterator that walked all Elements.  Maybe there'd be a
>similar method on Element too to talk all its kids, since that
>functionality would need to be there to support the document method.

This is the sort of stuff that really isn't that hard to write 
yourself if you actually need it. I wouldn't want to clutter the main 
JDOM API with this. If a lot of people really want it, maybe we could 
add a separate org.jdom.traversal package like the DOM has? But 
frankly, I'd still need convincing even for this.

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