[jdom-interest] XPath support

Hushagen, Michael E. MEHushagen at fedins.com
Wed Aug 28 13:24:09 PDT 2002

This question may be more for Jason Hunter and/or Brett McLaughlin.
We are currently investigating whether to use DOM or JDOM in our
transactional XML-based web application.  Many of our functions involve
searching, removing, and replacing elements and their text values.
Naturally, using Xpath is much easier than coding a bunch of recursive
search methods. We briefly experimented with using DOM's built-in Xpath
support, and also experimented with JDOM using Jaxen as it's Xpath support.
JDOM is much more intuitive to code in as a Java developer, but we're a
little worried about using a third-party Xpath solution.  Also, the
JDOM/Jaxen combo seems slower compared to DOM.  We have only run a few small
tests so far though... 
Any thoughts on this?  Will JDOM have native Xpath support any time soon?

 -Mike Hushagen
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