[jdom-interest] API instability?

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Sep 1 05:31:28 PDT 2000

At 6:05 PM +0200 8/31/00, Jason Hunter wrote:

>I'm not sure it's the right thing to go this way but let's look it
>over.  I don't see what bugs you'd have when moving elements between
>docs.  The simple idea is that if you have
>  <foo:child/>
>When you say parent.getChild("child") it's kinda natural for the
>unspecified namespace of "child" to be the same as the parent, not the
>no-namespace.  It's a simple way of thinking: ask Bob Jones about his
>kid Billy and he naturally refers to the Billy in the Jones namespace.

Bugs or no bugs, this just doesn't seem obvious to me. I'd rather 
explicitly specify my namespaces. I think this is going to cause big, 
unexpected problems for programmers when they encounter documents 
where the children don't have the same namespaces as the parent.

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