[jdom-interest] JDOM interfaces

michael salmon ms at speakeasy.org
Mon Dec 18 20:59:59 PST 2000

hi Paul,

This has been discussed many times on this list, and each time it has been 
decided against for one reason or another (or ten others).
If you are interested in the reasoning that went into making jdom what it is 
today, checkout the mail archives on jdom's website. Of course there is 
nothing stopping you from refactoring jdom to your own needs, that is what 
open source software is (nearly) all about. 


On Monday 18 December 2000 20:52, Normington, Paul wrote:
> We are interested in using JDOM, although we need
> to extend it with some in-house additions (event
> propogation and listening, plus some other stuff).
> We don't want to inherit from JDOM, because we need
> to use our base class. We would instead create a
> set of parallel classes that implemented JDOM, but
> delegated calls to real JDOM objects.
> To achieve this cleanly, we would like to see
> interfaces defined for all the JDOM objects. Are
> there any plans to do this? Then our objects can
> behave just like JDOM objects and be passed around
> into other libraries that work with JDOM, but they
> would have our own behaviour too.
> Are there plans for interfaces? If so, when?
> If they would be welcomed, we would gladly add them
> and contribute this back to the project.
> Paul Normington
> Software Developer, Consilient Inc.
> http://www.consilient.com
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