FW: [jdom-interest] Text class (Modified)

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sat Jun 2 10:07:18 PDT 2001

At 9:13 PM -0500 5/31/01, Brett McLaughlin wrote:
>Thoughts on what's below?
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Alex Rosen [mailto:arosen at silverstream.com]
>>  Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 7:41 PM
>>  To: 'Brett McLaughlin'
>>  Subject: RE: [jdom-interest] Text class (Modified)
>>  It's probably also worthwhile to implement Comparable. (Seems
>>  like the right
>>  thing to do.)

I could plausibly see Comparable being implemented on all JDOM core 
classes in two ways:

1. Based on the node order in the tree
2. As a string comparison based on the XPath value of a node (by the 
way, if I wrote some getValue() methods for all the JDOM core 
classes, would anybody want to integrate them into the tree?)

The main question is whether anybody needs this. If there isn't a 
real pressing use case for it, then I'd propose leaving it till at 
least 1.1. We can certainly add it later. There's no need to lock 
ourselves in now.


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