[jdom-interest] Re: getAttribute("prefix:name")

D Gross justdave at onebox.com
Fri Mar 23 14:59:16 PST 2001

>> Would it be possible to provide either a new convenience function
>> change the existing behavior of the Element.getAttribute(String) and
>> Element.getAttributeValue(String) methods to allow a prefix 
>> to be specified
>> as part of the name?
>> E.g., element.getAttributeValue("foo:bar") or
>>       element.getAttributeValue("foo", "bar")
> I remember thinking I'd like the same thing at one time but the  problem
> that this call is already doing a lot internally and would have to
> each name for the ":" whether or not you have provided it.  This call
> very often be in the tightest loops in your code so I would prefer
to not do
> this, even though I appreciate the convienience.

Which is why I suggested the alternative signature (String, String).

-- Dave Gross

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