[jdom-interest] Wish-list

Brad Cox bcox at virtualschool.edu
Wed May 9 14:26:08 PDT 2012

Some personal wishes (since you asked)

   - Do the resolver!!
   - One-stop API for parsing XML or JSON (perhaps MongoDB BSON?)
   - Lay to rest the lingering ambiguity as to whether JDOM (compared to
   W3C DOM) has a performance cost. Performance measurements, space and/or

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Rolf Lear <jdom at tuis.net> wrote:

> Hi all.
> So 2.0.1 has settled in nicely, with no apparent issues. I have also taken
> some 'JDOM down-time' to just get some of my life in order.... and to avoid
> some burn-out. I'm now at a cross-roads of sorts....
> My personal goal when I got involved with JDOM 2.x was to 'make JDOM
> current again', and I believe it is now (again) the 'best in class'
> in-memory XML model for Java.
> So, what is the 'cross-roads'? JDOM 2.x is now just an up to date 1.x
> version, with a more consistent code base, and which implements the modern
> Java concepts. But, should JDOM now settle in to a maintenance-only mode
> again until the next major development cycle in another 5 years? Or should
> JDOM again 'pioneer' in some new directions that make XML processing easier.
> I know I have my eyes on the 'Resolver' aspect of XML parsing, and I am
> going to start playing with that some more, but maybe there are other
> interesting things JDOM could be doing.
> So, this is a call for any 'wish-list' items that you want to have
> available in JDOM.
> Is there anything else JDOM can do for you?
> I think it would be reasonable to consider a JDOM 2.1 'branch' which
> extends existing JDOM functionality in the next 6 months or so, if there is
> a feature that would be nice to have, and people with an interest in
> building it....
> Rolf
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