[jdom-interest] detach() [eg]
jhunter at collab.net
Fri Apr 20 01:04:13 PDT 2001
Joseph Bowbeer wrote:
> I wonder, too.
> Adding a place-holder may preserve the well-formedness of the document, but
> it probably doesn't preserve the validity.
> If we can have root Elements with no associated Document and non-root
> Elements with no parent, what's so bad about Documents without roots?
Under the current design, what a developer can trust is: Any JDOM
Document is a well-formed document, and any JDOM Element is a
well-formed document fragment. So if you're writing an outputter or doc
manipulator, you know you don't have to check any well-formedness.
It'll be checked for you.
Note you can't really have a root element with no associated document.
If there's no doc, it's not a root element, it's just an element.
Yes, it's ugly to have a root replacement added. It's also ugly to
break the well-formedness contract. Which one's less ugly?
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