[jdom-interest] Merging text nodes

philip.nelson at omniresources.com philip.nelson at omniresources.com
Mon Feb 18 17:48:37 PST 2002

> It is unnecessary clutter. Worse yet, it presents an incorrect 
> picture of the structure and semantics of an XML document. Text nodes 
> are strings (in JDOM). Entity references are entity references. We 
> shouldn't mix them up.

I agree.  I did make a case for mixing Text and EntityRef when trying to
figure out a way for attribute values to have entity refs in them.  Since
we're not going to support that feature, I think we should avoid trying to
do to much in this direction.  

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