[jdom-interest] Returning List in Element and Document

James Duncan Davidson duncan at x180.net
Thu Feb 8 11:56:16 PST 2001

on 2/8/01 1:03 AM, Sng Wee Jim at weejim at ecquaria.com wrote:

> Wouldn't it be better to return them wrapped using
> Collections.unmodifiableList(List) to prevent inadvertent modifications
> to the returned List?
> This ensures that the data within the 2 classes are encapsulated
> properly and modifiable only through public methods provided. This also
> serves to make the API make fool-proof.

But then you would lose the ability to modify the trees using the
oh-so-lovely collection methods.

James Duncan Davidson
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