[jdom-interest] no getChildTextNormalize() ?

Sasha Bilton Sasha.Bilton at alisonassociates.com
Wed Sep 26 01:03:42 PDT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Hunter [mailto:jhunter at collab.net]
> When getChildText() and getChildTextTrim() were added we 
> didn't have the
> normalize feature.  They were a little controversial to add, 
> so when we
> added the normalize feature, I wasn't eager to propose 
> another.  :-)  It
> probably makes sense though.  I at least use the 
> getChildText*() methods
> a lot.

the get*Trim methods are a god send if, like me, you are handling hand
written XML.

I estimate using JDOM rather than DOM has saved me at least 3 months work.
JDOM must be the Java programmers XML API of choice. 

Many thanks to all those involved!



Alison Associates

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