[jdom-interest] Full Unicode support considered necessary

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Wed May 23 12:24:14 PDT 2001

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> Like I said, this is not a JDOM project, and won't be ready for JDOM
> anytime soon. But I would like to see that JDOM doesn't lock itself
> into String at a very low level. I'd like JDOM to hide the
> implementation details enough so that it's plausible that at some
> point in the future, we could use real Unicode support when it
> becomes available, either from Sun, from me, or from somebody else.

I believe we're on track to have a Text class used internally (for
reasons other than this).  Are you recommending we take additional
action?  I'm thinking specifically the Text class will need a getValue()
method and I don't see what it could return other than String.


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