[jdom-interest] First pass at Namespace revision[eg]
Ken Rune Helland
kenh at csc.no
Fri Mar 30 00:02:45 PST 2001
At 10:12 PM 3/29/2001 -0800, Jason Hunter wrote:
> > As I understand this happens because in your namespace model a child's
> > namspace should not be affected by its location in the document. So the
> > next step to achieve the wanted result would be traversing all child
> > elements of element and assigning them the foo namespace. Its obvious that
> > I do not want to use getCopy for this task since it would unnecessarily do
> > a deep copy. I would need to implement my own copy method which gives me
> > the same element in the foo namespace.
> > This is not very straightforward any more :-(
>I'm sympathetic that we may want a setName() and setNamespace() pair of
>methods to make it easier to modify all aspects of the doc
>programatically. I talked with Elliotte at the O'Reilly conference this
>afternoon and he's not convinced yet. What we need is a compelling
>example where it's appropriate to change the namespace of all elts in a
>document programatically. If we have that, I think Elliotte our
>strongest naysayer will be convinced. So... What's your use case?
I don't have a distinct usecase, but to me this feels like someting a
general purpose XML api shoud let you do.
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