[jdom-interest] Re: Element Reference from Attribute

Patrick Dowler Patrick.Dowler at nrc.ca
Mon Nov 27 11:36:14 PST 2000

On Sat, 25 Nov 2000, Joseph Bowbeer wrote:
> I like the idea of making the fully-functional classes the default.
> I'm not excited about seeing a lot of changes to JDOM at this late-beta
> stage, but I would vote for enhancing the default classes with the
> additional navigational capabilities needed for XPath.

Isn't putting off this sort of change until after 1.0 even worse if not

BTW, I agree that the fully-functional classes  should be the default. 

In fact, maybe they should be org.jdom.Element et al and the base classes
should be org.jdom.BaseElement (I prefer org.jdom.base.Element personally).
This would require changing the Builder/Writer classes to handle base
classes though. It is more work now, but in the long run this would be better...


Patrick Dowler
Canadian Astronomy Data Centre

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