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   Re: [xml-dev] InnerXml is like printf (WAS: Underwhelmed)

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Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote,
> However, I really think InnerXML goes too far from the DOM/JDOM/XOM
> style (everything's an object) and not far enough into the XSLT style
> (everything's XML). It ends up stuck in some gray area between the
> two. It's neither clean nor consistent, and that makes it confusing.

Well, let's take Arjun's example. Here's how it would look done the way 
I'm suggesting,

  Element e =
    new Element(
      new Object[] { "Example 3", "/ss/style.css", "Hello World" } );

and here's how it looks in XOM,

  Element title = new Element("title");
  title.appendChild("Example 3");
  Element link = new Element("link");
  link.add(new Attribute("rel", "stylesheet"));
  link.add(new Attribute("type", "text/css"));
  link.add(new Attribute("href", "/ss/style.css"));
  Element head = new Element("head");
  Element p = new Element("p");
  p.appendChild("Hello World");
  Element body = new Element("body");
  Element html = new Element("html");

Can you, in all honesty, say that the latter is cleaner, more consistent 
and less confusing than the former?




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