[jdom-interest] jdom and dom4j
dms at sosnoski.com
Mon Jun 17 17:58:57 PDT 2002
Jason, I know your feelings about this but (AFAIK) the dom4j codebase
does not contain any JDOM code so it's inaccurate to describe it as a
fork of JDOM.
As for the level of press attention, JDOM has had several prominent
individuals who have extensively promoted it over the last 2+ years,
including numerous articles, presentations, and some books discussing
the then-current version. Each of these is out of date, with
non-functioning example code, within a few months when the next beta of
JDOM is published. People seem to keep buying the books though, so I
guess they don't mind. :-) I don't think there's been even one article
written on using dom4j, though I've given some brief code examples in my
articles and presentations.
dom4j *has* been production released, with stable interfaces, for some
months now. Many people would consider that a major advantage.
Jason Hunter wrote:
>>There's been quite a few charts/tables comparing JDOM to DOM in many
>>regards. But typically, the folks constructing the charts/tables
>>ignore dom4j completely. dom4j hasn't gotten nearly the press
>>attention as JDOM.
>That's probably because JDOM came first. dom4j was a fork of JDOM.
>Historically, forks tend not to prosper as well as the original
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