[jdom-interest] Replace Element?

Jools Enticknap jools at jools.org
Thu Jun 22 05:24:31 PDT 2000

Call getChildren() on the Element.

Then call add( int index, Object current ) and specify where you want the
new object to be inserted.


On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Thomas M. Sasala wrote:

> 	I know it's not possible with the current API, but is
> it possible to replace a element with a new element *without*
> effecting the order in which elements are stored?  We're
> having a problem where elements (children) at the same level
> are being processed, deleted, and added again.  The problem
> is when they are added, the original order of the children 
> is being mucked up.  The 'new' element (aka, the processed
> element) is being added to the end of the list, instead of 
> where the original element sat.  The effect is obvious and
> intended with the API as it stands now.  However, is there 
> any reason a replaceElement can't be added?  I've looked
> through the code and it looks feasible, but the PartialList
> implementation may cause an issue.  I don't really 
> understand it well enough to know what effect mucking with
> children will have on the backingList.  Any ideas?
> 	-Tom
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