[jdom-interest] Text class in the api

Jason Hunter jhunter at acm.org
Tue Oct 23 00:20:34 PDT 2001

I personally am +0 on a Text class, meaning I don't care enough about
the feature to do the work, but I'll advise anyone else who wants to do
the work.


philip.nelson at omniresources.com wrote:
> The problem with building the files from html content may also be a good
> excuse to put the Text class to work.  A further optimization in SAXBuilder
> would be to keep the last Text node for the current element and append to it
> as successive calls to characters() occur, but still accounting for mixed
> content.  This combined with a Text.append(char[], int, int method) *should*
> improve performance and memory use in some cases.  Element would have an
> addContent(Text) method added.
> There are other ways to do this of course, but I think using a Text class
> has advantages.  We might consider implementing the Text internal storage as
> char[] instead of String or StringBuffer.  By doing this, we could get the
> fast(er) append functionality of StringBuffer but near the efficiency of
> String which would still be the most common use case.
> Do we want to go forward with implementing the Text class?  I think we
> should make a decision one way or the other on it.  I am in favor of it FYI
> and it's now or never for all practical purposes as a 1.0 release shouldn't
> be that far off.
> As before, HELP WANTED!
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