Re: [unrev-II] X-Path and more

From: Jack Park (
Date: Thu Oct 26 2000 - 16:07:02 PDT

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    I am using jdom in my projects these days. I like it.

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    From: Eric Armstrong <>
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    Subject: Re: [unrev-II] X-Path and more

    > Jack Park wrote:
    > >
    > > an XML document. werken.xpath is built upon JDOM (
    > >
    > Well, its got my interest. Having developed a class that ecapsulates
    > an XML file, I can tell you that JDom got it right. Programming a
    > DOM is just butt-ugly -- its the lack of content/structure distinction,
    > times 10.
    > JDom creates an abstraction called "element". You can then get the
    > text of the element, or get its attributes, or whatever. In a DOM,
    > on the other hand, everything is mixed together. You can never go
    > looking for one thing without being prepared to encounter and
    > ignore every other possibility.
    > So if werken.xpath is built on JDom, that tells me that
    > a. They were intelligent enough to pick the right basis
    > b. They were probably able to focus on the higher-order
    > issues, as a result, instead of spending their time
    > working out low-level bugs that were aided and abetted
    > by the DOM architecture.
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