[jdom-interest] API inconsistency
edward.kenworthy at exchange.co.uk
Fri Jun 22 01:09:21 PDT 2001
I don't think it makes sense to have a getDocument on the attribute either.
(Nor a getElement which makes more sense).
From: Jason Hunter [mailto:jhunter at collab.net]
Sent: 22 June 2001 08:05
To: Brett McLaughlin
Cc: JDOM Interest List
Subject: Re: [jdom-interest] API inconsistency
Brett McLaughlin wrote:
> In documenting the API for the 2nd edition of my book, I've noticed
> inconsistencies. Like, some constructs have setParent() and some don't.
> have getDocument(), some don't.
Nothing that should have a setParent() is lacking one. CDATA doesn't
have such a method because it's immutable and might exist at multiple
location in the tree. DocType and and Document don't have it because
they don't have parents.
I see Attribute was missing a getDocument() but that's the only case. I
added the method. Thinking about it more, I'm not sure it belongs. I
can't imagine why anyone would call attr.getDocument(). Let me know
what people think.
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