[jdom-interest] Re: Radical Suggestion
laurent.bihanic at atosorigin.com
Mon Jul 29 08:41:50 PDT 2002
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> We can only be as simple as Java if XML is as simple as Java. Here I'm
> afraid it's not. A better mission statement would state "provide a
> solution for using XML from Java that is as simple as Java and XML
Yet the JDOM API could offer methods to make the developers work simpler.
For example, Element could support methods getChild/getChildren(String name,
boolean ignoreNamespace) to match child nodes in any namespace or a
constructor Element(String name, boolean inheritParentNs) to create elements
that will automatically inherit the namespace of their parent node whenever
attached to a new parent.
These methods will never be used internally when building documents from text
XML documents but could prove useful to many.
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