[jdom-interest] setText() to replace children?

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Tue Jul 10 09:52:06 PDT 2001

At 8:50 AM -0700 7/10/01, Alex Chaffee wrote:

>In fact, it opens the door to a new set of polymorphic methods, just like with addContent:
>  Element setContent(Comment comment)
>  Element setContent(Element element)
>  Element setContent(EntityRef entity)
>  Element setContent(ProcessingInstruction pi)
>  Element setContent(String text)
>to go with
> Element setContent(List content)

These aren't wrong, but I don't see a lot of need for them. How often do you need to set the content of an element to a processing instruction anyway? I'd prefer not to clutter the API and just have the two setContent methods, one for lists and one for strings. 

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