[jdom-interest] Code submision: JDOM2 the dual tree
jhunter at acm.org
Mon Nov 27 19:34:38 PST 2000
> > Not true. Elements can have PIs returned by getMixedContent(). A
> > Document just has convenience accessor methods because that's where PIs
> > commonly reside.
> This has come up a few times... Perhaps this is a feature that causes more
> problems that it solves? Removing these methods would get rid of 4 methods from
> the API (3 gets and a set, right?), and reduce confusion. And the benefit they
> provide is slight.
They were put there as a convenience for tools like Cocoon which put a
lot of PIs outside the root element. If you use the methods, speak up.
> BTW, does the XML declaration show up in the Document's list of PIs?
> It's not technically a PI, right?
> Perhaps Document should have get/setXMLDeclaration()
> methods? (These could probably just take PI objects, since
> they're basically identical.)
It would let you set the standalone flag. Anything else?
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