[jdom-interest] Last call: getChild/getChildren versus getChildElement/getChildElements
jhunter at xquery.com
Thu Feb 5 18:28:38 PST 2004
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> 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
> but $foo/child::node() returns all nodes, not just elements. The
> elements part of this expression is in the *, not the child.
Yes, but the child axis still has elements as the principal node type,
which is why $foo/child::bar returns bar elements and not bar PIs. Thus
getChildren("bar") can be justified to return bar elements.
> getChildElements is the right name for a method that does not return all
If we were starting over, I think I'd agree with you. But I don't want
the hate mail. I'd rather have Vadim's beer. :-)
More information about the jdom-interest