[jdom-interest] jdom and dom4j

Sam bytecode at Phreaker.net
Tue Jun 18 07:42:17 PDT 2002

So does the production relase of dom4j that you mention work with
JAXP ? If I remember right,it works with only the TrAX API.


Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
> 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 Each of these is out of date, with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.
>   - Dennis
> 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
> >projects.
> >
> >-jh-
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