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   Re: [xml-dev] JDOM vs. JAXP/Xerces for XML document creation

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7/16/2002 9:02:25 AM, Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> wrote:

>At 2:14 PM -0400 7/15/02, Mike Champion wrote:

>Please remember that you absolutely can switch parsers. JDOM supports 
>just about any SAX2 parser on the planet.

That's a good point.  I meant you have only one implementation
of the JDOM API itself.    

>Be that as it may, I'm coming to realize that an interface-based 
>solution is fundamentally wrong for XML read-write APIs. 

You wouldn't want to elaborate on that would you?  That would seem to
have some fairly deep implications for a lot of OO design patterns ...
Is there something about XML that makes it particularly inappropriate
for interfaces rather than classes?

I wish I had plans / could afford to be in New York on 9/17!


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