[jdom-interest] jdom and dom4j

Jason Hunter jhunter at acm.org
Wed Jun 19 13:10:41 PDT 2002

I enjoy having you here, Bob.  And I don't recall any inappropriate
dom4j comments coming from you.

The goal here is to solve people's problems.  The goal is for JDOM to do
that, but if not...  I'm not making any money or losing any money based
on what people choose.  :-)


bob mcwhirter wrote:
> > I too have respects for all work and programmers on Java/XML but what
> > irks me alot (happens on other lists as well) is that you have all the
> > initial designers subscribed to *all* the lists and when someone asks a
> > completely legitimate question in terms of how to accomplish something
> > with Program A, the Program B author pops right on stating that "Well
> > you can do it with Program B so easy", so Id like to tend to think that
> > some people are only subscribed for these little marketing plugs rather
> > than trying to help the program @ hand.
> Jon--
> I feel I may be the guy you're targetting that comment to, as I tend
> to toss in notes about dom4j here and there.  I'll admit, I pretty
> much always use dom4j these days.  But, I stay subscribed to the JDOM
> list since I have to straddle that fence with Jaxen.  While I may
> not be using JDOM a lot, many of my (Jaxen's) users do.  If I see
> a user trying to do something that'd be easier with another tool
> (ie, parsing a 60meg XML doc, and applying XPaths), I feel I should
> offer my advice of possibly trying a different tool.  Else, we're
> not a whole lot better than Microsofties who've drunk the Kool-Aide.
> Anyhow, I'll personally keep the dom4j comments out of jdom-interest
> for now on.  I truly don't mean to start flame-wars.
> James Strachan, the main designer (or forker, if you will) of dom4j
> has been unsubscribed from jdom-interest for quite a while, I think.
>         -bob
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