[jdom-interest] JDOM ALPHA - Second Alpha Released
jdom at tuis.net
Sun Jan 22 18:13:59 PST 2012
I have just pushed a second ALPHA release up to github. This release
contains a new XPath API for JDOM. Please see the page
If you ae new to the alpha releases please see the wiki pages here:
For those who have played with the first alpha already, the highlights
of this second alpha release are:
1. new XPath API. The first alpha release had a first-attempt at
improving the XPath API. That attempt was 'reverted' completely. It has
been replaced with a second attempt. This second attempt deprecates the
JDOM 1.x class 'XPath', and introduces a number of new API classes.
2. the entire 'backend' of the *Outputter code has been refactored. This
change should be transparent to everyone *unless* you oberride/customize
some outputters (typically XMLOutputter). If you have a customised
XMLOutputter then your code is basically going to need a big refactor.
The changes to the Outputter implementations are not yet documented on
the wiki page, but, essentially, the formatting code and the 'target'
code have been completely separated. The XMLOutputter no longer has any
code that deals with the 'look&feel' of the output.
I expect this alpha release to generate a fair amount of discussion
regarding the XPath API changes. Please take it for a test drive and
make your opinions known.
I expect to be putting out yet another ALPHA drop in the next week,
probably with code related to memory efficiency.
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