[jdom-interest] Content as a Text Node (was JDOM JSR)

bob mcwhirter bob at werken.com
Fri May 18 12:49:43 PDT 2001

> I have no fundamental objections to this approach.  It's something we
> considered when Bob was looking for parentage for XPath, but we didn't
> pursue it because he found alternate approaches.  

Yah, found alternate approaches, but this would still be my
favorite solution.


> It's probably worth it tho for the reasons stated earlier.  And we'll
> get some goodness with CDATA being able to be a Text subclass.  (I think
> it's probably better to keep a CDATA class rather than have a flag on
> Text.)
> Other thoughts?

I'd actually like CDATA to be a flag on Text.  This isn't related
to XPath at all, just a personal preference.  I'd like to be able
to possibly walk a document, and turn certain elements into CDATA,
and turn other elements from CDATA  to normal escaped-entity elements.

Not having to construct/replace would make that simpler.

But, this isn't too much of a concern really.


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