[jdom-interest] DOCTYPE still giving me the worst headache!

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Wed Jan 30 12:48:30 PST 2002

At 11:53 AM -0800 1/30/02, Jason Hunter wrote:

>I mentioned in the last big check-in that several tests were failing but
>that it looked like most had a good explanation, particularly the new
>null handling.
>Lots of tests fail with the message "implement me!" so things look worse
>than they are.

This isn't what I'm getting at all. As near as I can tell, the tests 
depend on jdom-contrib, particularly the XPath stuff. That's probably 
a mistake. That is the test module should depend only on the jdom 
module, and any tests that depend on jdom-contrib should be rewritten 
or moved into a separate module.

That said, jdom-contrib does not appear to be buildable against the 
current jdom. There are various error messages about missing methods 
in the core JDOM classes. I suspect some method signatures got 
changed out from under old contributions.

Given that, it is not possible to build the tests. I note that 
Bradley S. Huffman's exact keystrokes did not show him doing a clean 
build of jdom-contrib so he might have an old version of that hanging 
around from when it would compile, and that's why he can run the 
tests and I can't.

Another possibility is that I'm using Java 1.4 and that's doing 
something flaky that's stopping the build.

The most likely possibility is probably something I haven't thought 
of yet. :-) However, in the meantime could somebody try downloading 
the complete JDOM source including the contrib module and seeing if 
it will build from scratch and run the tests?

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