[jdom-interest] detach() [eg]

Kenworthy, Edward edward.kenworthy at exchange.co.uk
Thu May 3 23:38:05 PDT 2001

I think it's the difference between academic "perfection" for its own sake
and practical pragmatism. element.detach() works just fine. It's obvious
what the target.

-----Original Message-----
From: philip.nelson at omniresources.com
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Sent: 02 May 2001 17:58
To: jdom-interest at jdom.org
Subject: RE: [jdom-interest] detach() [eg]

> >element.detach() violates that common understanding, 
> especially since 
> >detach is not a reflexive verb.
> I think we're getting into some serious wibble here. 

> So can we drop the pedantic semantic bs and get back on the topic ?

I don't know a reflexive verb from a prepositional phrase but as usual,
Elliotte provided examples that made it very clear what he is trying to say.
Just as I wouldn't want to inhibit a newbie from asking a stupid question, I
would not want to restrict an incredibly clear and consistent thinker like
Elliotte from making his points in the language he uses.

Now if there was just some way I could avoid being on the opposite side of
his clear and incredibly consistent viewpoints.....

I have it:  let's not quibble, let's do it my way

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