FW: [jdom-interest] & in namespace

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Thu May 4 01:10:34 PDT 2006

> > The one big thing I'd like would be if the various things 
> that return 
> > Collections would return parameterised values instead of the base 
> > classes that they return right now. For example, 
> Element.getChildren() 
> > is actually even documented to return a List of Elements, but the 
> > return type is plain old List. It would be nice if that were 
> > List<Element> instead, so you wouldn't need to cast all the time.
> I'll second that.

If you make a product that's dependent on 1.5, you're losing a chunk of your
market. It's not worth it at this stage. I still get occasional pleas from
people who would like to run Saxon on JDK 1.3. 

Michael Kay 

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