[jdom-interest] output package - XMLOutputter API question
jhunter at servlets.com
Thu Jul 20 17:30:42 PDT 2006
Rick Beton wrote:
> Wouldn't it be simpler just to have one output(Content, Writer) and one
> outputString(Content) method instead?
> (plus of course the overloaded methods that take a Document and a List)
> The implementation of this single method would be similar to that of the
> method that takes a List, i.e. it would have to test using instanceof
> and call the appropriate printCDATA / printComment / ... methods.
I don't recall if we had a reason not to go that way -- except that
Content was introduced late and the outputter was already working well
(after much effort). To the caller there's not a lot of difference, and
which is better interanl style could be debated.
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