[jdom-interest] no getChildTextNormalize() ?

Sasha Bilton Sasha.Bilton at alisonassociates.com
Wed Sep 26 08:57:40 PDT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Rosen [mailto:arosen at silverstream.com]
> Sent: 26 September 2001 16:51
> To: 'Sasha Bilton'; jdom-interest at jdom.org
> Subject: RE: [jdom-interest] no getChildTextNormalize() ?
> > the get*Trim methods are a god send if, like me, you are 
> handling hand
> > written XML.
> ... until you run into a situation where extra whitespace is 
> meaningful, in
> which case these methods will lose important data.

True, however I use only the Trim method which drops the spaces at the front
and back that are usually added to make the tag more readable. 

> It's slightly less convenient for those that want to use it, 
> but I think
> more appropriate for a generic XML handling library like JDOM.

Hmmm... I'd describe JDom as a convenient generic API, with the emphasis on
convenience. DOM is a generic API, without the emphasis.

As the Dead Kennedys said "Give me convenience, or give me death!"  



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