[jdom-interest] newbie detach() question

Kenworthy, Edward edward.kenworthy at exchange.co.uk
Mon Apr 30 00:14:06 PDT 2001

Hi Mike

In my current application "swapping parents" would work for drag and drop as
it all happens in one go, but not for cut and paste (which I intend to
implement but haven't yet) which isn't one step.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Jennings [mailto:mjenning at islandnet.com]
Sent: 27 April 2001 17:06
To: Kenworthy, Edward; jdom-interest
Subject: Re: [jdom-interest] newbie detach() question

Hi Edward,

Thanks for the reply! I have this nagging feeling in the back of my
brain that there must be some subtle and clever way to maintain
well-formedness but also retaining ease-of-use by thinking about
things slightly differently. As to what that subtle-and-clever way is,
I don't know, but I feel it is there.

What about a function that just swaps parents? That would maintain
well-formedness. It might not cover all use cases that makes detach() handy


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenworthy, Edward" <edward.kenworthy at exchange.co.uk>
To: "'Mike Jennings'" <mjenning at islandnet.com>; "jdom-interest"
<jdom-interest at jdom.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 11:51 PM
Subject: RE: [jdom-interest] newbie detach() question

> Hi Mike
> I use detach all the time as the tool I am writing (which is not an XML
> editor but uses XML) allows the user to drag and drop requirements from
> place to another. My requirements are implemented as elements. (Oh and my
> program logic doesn't allow the root to be detached because that's simply
> not an option presented to the user - they don't even know the root
> Edward
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Jennings [mailto:mjenning at islandnet.com]
> Sent: 26 April 2001 17:00
> To: jdom-interest
> Subject: [jdom-interest] newbie detach() question
> Hi,
> I've been following the detach() debate for a while and I was just
> wondering if someone could let me know all of the different
> cases where one would want to detach an element from its parent.
> What kind of hassles would be created if there was no detach() method?
> -Mike Jennings
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