[jdom-interest] Default for getChildText?

Dave Ferguson dferguson at touchnet.com
Tue Apr 2 07:56:02 PST 2002

I've recently started using JDOM and I love it.  Here is a question and possible enhancement request.

I noticed that beta 8 adds a new method to Element to get an attribute value while passing in a default -- getAttributeValue(String name, String def).  This is very helpful, but I was amazed to see that the same thing was not done for getChildText() and getChildTextTrim().  I would find it extremely useful to be able to pass a default to those methods as well.

Any reason those methods weren't added?

Dave F.

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