[jdom-interest] detach() [eg]

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sat Apr 21 06:11:50 PDT 2001

I propose the following compromise:

1. If detach() is called on the root element, then an exception is thrown.

2. We add a method to Document that detaches and replaces the root 
element with a different element; e.g.

public void changeRootElement(Element newRoot)

This would also detach the old root element. Both the JavaDoc and 
exception message for detach() should make this behavior clear.


1. Documents are always well-formed
2. You can detach the root element
3. No mysterious placeholder elements
4. Nothing in in org.jdom depends on the proper behavior of things in 


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