[jdom-interest] Last call: getChild/getChildren versus getChildElement/getChildElements

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Thu Feb 5 18:04:08 PST 2004

At 3:11 PM -0800 2/5/04, Jason Hunter wrote:

>And here's more ammo.  What does $foo/child::* return in 
>XPath/XQuery? All the child elements!  So getChildren() makes 
>perfect sense in that view.

but $foo/child::node() returns all nodes, not just elements. The 
elements part of this expression is in the *, not the child. 
getChildElements is the right name for a method that does not return 
all children.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   elharo at metalab.unc.edu
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)

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