[jdom-interest] Java 5 planning

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Sat Mar 8 01:58:04 PST 2008

> Do we risk new users going with other XML object models if the other 
> projects are Java 5 clean on compiles and we're not?

I'm not actually concerned about whether I have to recompile my code to work
with a new JDOM. What I really do care about, however, is that once I have
done so, the code should work regardless which version of JDOM my users have
installed. I don't want 1% of those 100,000 users calling me to say Saxon
doesn't work with JDOM any more...

The DOM incompatibilities introduced in Java 5 caused me no end of grief,
and I downgraded the level of support for DOM as a direct result. I wouldn't
like to see JDOM suffer the same fate.

Michael Kay

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