[jdom-interest] getText() returns null or ""

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Wed Oct 4 08:47:27 PDT 2000

> I think a goal higher than "consistent with the rest of the API"
> is "meaningful semantics".  In that case, I think the empty
> string is the way to go.
> One could argue, if we're returning nulls, that
> Element.getAllMyFineChildrenElements(),
> if it had none, should return null, instead of Collections.EMPTY_LIST.

Good point, Bob.  

+1 for returning "".


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