[jdom-interest] Inheritance for the people!

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Tue Jan 9 10:04:22 PST 2001

> The JDOMElement should be the abstract superclass for
> Element, Attribute and CDATA.

No, an attribute is not an element.  And CDATA is not an element
either.  Many have tinkered with a common Node interface, but all
attempts to go that way have had some flaw.

> But alas that is only possible if there existed a common superclass 
> for JDOM elements.

There is a common superclass for JDOM *elements*:  Element.  You can
subclass Element all you like.


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