[jdom-interest] Element Reference from Attribute

bob mcwhirter bob at werken.com
Sun Nov 19 12:49:03 PST 2000

> Recently, as some of you know, I've been working on XInclude 
> processors. This is the largest project I've tried to do in JDOM, and 
> it's definitely changed my opinions about what is and isn't useful. 
> At least in this use-case I'm seeing a lot more point to doing things 
> the DOM way. In particular:
> 1. Everything needs to know its parent. I don't really care if that 
> adds 4 bytes to each object.
> 2. Using Strings instead of a Text class is extremely inconvenient.
> 3. A Node interface or superclass would be a good thing.

I heartily agree with 1 && 2, of course. 

What methods do you think would be appropriate for Node, or would
it simply be a hollow class/interface, for generic method signatures?


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