[jdom-interest] XML standard line ending

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Mar 12 03:30:09 PST 2004

At 9:09 AM +0000 3/12/04, Rick Beton wrote:

>That is a matter of opinion not fact; I'm not sure why you consider 
>this to be so bad.  The standard Java libraries have taken a 
>different position.

Yes, and this has proven by example that this is the wrong way to go. 
PrintStream has been a disaster for interoperable network 
programming. PrintStream based programs have lots of unexpected bugs 
that manifest on only some platforms. I wrote about this extensively 
in Java I/O. JDOM should learn from the mistakes in the Java class 
library, not repeat them.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   elharo at metalab.unc.edu
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)

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