[jdom-interest] Inheriting Namespaces

John Muhlestein jmuhlestein at i-link.net
Fri Mar 14 10:07:54 PST 2003

I want to put in a vote for not changing the behavior of namespaces.  In my
opinion JDOM is as loyal to the XML specification as possible and I dont
believe it is the responsibility of the API to account for treatment which,
while useful to some, seems to run contrary to the spirit of XML.  If
enabling the JDOM to handle inheriting arbitrary elements is trivial (or
even if it is not) then it should be up to the individual developer to
extend the API to suite their needs.  This is the beauty of Java and open
source.  I would hate to see the current API become more cluttered when it
seems to be falling nicely into the 80/20 rule as it is and nearing a 1.0


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