[jdom-interest] CDATA class
jhunter at acm.org
Fri Apr 5 11:33:16 PST 2002
> I'm working up my JDOM notes for SD2002 next month. A couple of quick
> 1. At various times it's been suggested that CDATA be made a subclass of
> Text. Has there been a final decision on that one way or the other? If
> nothing else making CDATA a subclass of text would:
> A. Make the codebase smaller
> B. Make JDOM simpler for programmers who don't care about CDATA
> sections. They could just treat them like any other text node.
> C. Be a little closer to the infoset model.
I believe that makes perfect sense.
> 2. Is CDATA really the right name? In point of fact, CDATA is actually
> an attribute type in XML. What the CDATA class models is really a
> CDATASection. This is probably our last opportunity to get this right.
> After 1.0 we really won't be able to change it.
My gut instinct is to leave this alone.
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