[jdom-interest] Adding a DocumentListener interface

Steve Weiss sweiss at aamc.org
Mon Jul 24 14:50:03 PDT 2000

I would agree with this, my application will also need this
functionality but I haven't gotten there yet. Maybe this is a candidate
for jdom-contrib?


Steve Meister wrote:
> I have a need for this functionality too, but only when users are
> interactively creating and modifying documents. The rest of the time when
> I'm parsing and processing XML documents, these features are unnecessary. My
> approach and recommendation is to write a set of wrapper classes. The GUI
> works with XML documents using the wrapper classes as proxies for the JDOM
> classes, and the rest of the system uses the lightweight, efficient JDOM
> classes themselves.
> Keep JDOM simple, don't add a feature that's only going to be of benefit to
> a subset of applications.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Hunter [mailto:jhunter at acm.org]
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 3:58 PM
> To: kash at sideshowbobproject.com
> Cc: jdom-interest at jdom.org
> Subject: Re: [jdom-interest] Adding a DocumentListener interface
> > I would like to have a DocumentListener interface so that the
> > parts of my app can be notified.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > I'm willing to submit a patch for this, but before I do any coding, I want
> to know
> > if there is a better way (or currently implemented way) to do this.
> Before we would add something like that (which does have a cost in API
> complexity, execution speed, and memory consumption) we'd need a
> compelling and common use case for what someone would do with the
> functionality that can't be solved elegantly using the existing feature
> set.  Can you provide that?
> -jh-
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