[jdom-interest] Could you please provide BeanInfo classes?

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Oct 11 05:58:03 PDT 2002

At 5:27 PM -0700 10/1/02, Alexey Solofnenko wrote:
>Many tools can work with JavaBeans properties directly. Some scripting
>languages provide syntactic sugar that allow 'node.text="Some Text"' or even
>'note.text+="\n"+msg' instead of 'node.setText("Some Text")'. Java can guess
>properties, but unfortunately (and intentionally) JDOM setters do not follow
>Java standards for setters ( void set<PropertyName>(Type value) ). To make
>Java to recognize JDom setters as property setters <Class>BeanInfo class
>should be defined that describes what properties (with what getters and
>setters) the class has.

For what it's worth I have long argued against JDOM setters not 
returning void, but most of the developers disagree with me.

More recently, I introduced an XML API in which all setters do return 
void, and most methods follow JavaBeans conventions. See 
http://www.cafeconleche.org/XOM/. I'm not sure if the indexed setters 
and getters follow JavaBeans conventions or not. I should check that. 
I don't want there to be gratuitous differences.

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