[XOM-interest] Question on Elements and Nodes (and Attributes)
mik at futurestreet.org
Mon Jan 26 11:21:28 EST 2004
I just encountered two rather noizy thingies in the XOM API:
* Why doesn't Elements and Nodes implement List? It would make it a
lot easier to introduce XOM in current scripting languages (think
JSTL / velocity / FreeMarker / .. ) and would give an
instantanious familiar interface to novice programmers. I can
understand the 'no two ways to do the same thing '-principle, but
that does not really count here, does it... just a thought...
* Why is there no Attributes? The |*getAttributeCount
feel awkward and unnatural compared to Elements and Nodes.
I don't know what you guys think of this, but for me the first item is
already a critical factor in using/not-usingXOM for my currenct project...
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