[jdom-interest] JDOM compatibility ??

Jason Hunter jhunter at servlets.com
Fri Oct 10 10:18:38 PDT 2003

JDOM is backward compatible as much as possible between single beta 
cycles, but not across more than one beta cycle.  It's beta.  That means 
it's not promised to be eternally backward compatible.  If we were still 
compatible with beta 3 it'd be horrible!


Pandia, Rajesh wrote:

> Hi:
> We have a JSP based application using JDOM Beta 5 and another Java 
> application which uses JDOM Beta 7.  We can get only one app working at 
> a time by pointing to that Jar file.  When we use JDOM came with App 1 , 
> then existing EC applications fails, When we use the old JDOM then App 2 
> fails.  In theory, if we point to the higher version of JDOM, the old 
> app should also work, but fails.
> Isn't JDOM backward compatible ? How do I solve this problem, please help.
> Thanks,

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