[jdom-interest] Missing Element.setName

Brett McLaughlin brett.mclaughlin at lutris.com
Mon Jun 26 12:30:53 PDT 2000

Gabor Greif wrote:
> Now I encountered a situation where call in Element.setName
> would be the best soulution.
> My alternative would be to add a new Element into the parent's contents at
> the appropriate index and remove the old named Element from it.
> This seem to be a rather heavy-weight solution to a simple problem and I
> wonder if ther is a more elegant way to do this?
> Should a Element.setName method be added?
> Why was Element.setName not considered in first place?

Actually it was discussed, and was in the API, and was taken out... It
was a long and painful process ;-)

Rather than try, I'm going to defer to Elliotte, who raised the most
noise, and let him comment. Elliotte? Could you please summarize why you
were against a setName on Element?


>         Thanks,
>         Gabor
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Brett McLaughlin, Enhydra Strategist
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