[jdom-interest] JDOM as a JSR
bob at accurev.com
Fri Oct 20 20:02:40 PDT 2000
> > But there are some other things, such as comments/PI's existing
> > only in the Document and not actually as children of the Elements
> > in which they appear in the byte-stream.
> Hmm... that was fixed back in May. Are you referring to a new problem I
> don't know about?
Fnord. Apparently I've got bit-rot. I remember reading that they only
lived on the Document, and didn't remember hear differently since I read
that. Now, looking at the source, I see that it's work. -1 for Bob. ;)
(Partially, though, with Document having getComment() and getPI(), but
Element not having them, I think added to the perception. Could I request
convenience methods on Element, to keep me from having to iterator
over the mixed content hither and thither?)
> Sure, we're dedicated to compliance. It's a hard job though, because
> the XML specs are rapidly evolving (they make Internet time look slow)
> and aren't yet 100% internally consistent. But that's why people like
> you who are working at the nexus of the various specs are so crucial to
> finding issues.
I think my only current issue is the behaviour of the method
Namespace.getNamespace(String prefix, Element context). It seems to
ignore the newly added getAdditionalNamespaces(), instead only
checking Attributes. Mentioned about a week ago.
> > ... beg & plea for some changes?
> Definitely. Not all things are clear cut. Like I know you're
> interested in replacing String with a Text class to make an XPath
> implementation easier. I'm not sure that's a compliance issue though.
Yah, I can understand you not wanting to do that. And even now,
having read the XPath spec umpteen times, I'm not even convinced
I need it :)
> > ... submit verbose use-cases, referencing examples
> > and standards?
> If you have the time, please!
> That's just wonderful when you can do that. But of course we can't skip
> the earlier steps to convince all participants it's a good idea. :-)
Allrighty. Sorry to have ranted. Mostly due to my ignorance
on the Comment/PI stuff.
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