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From "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <>
Subject JDOM vs DOM (was: Re: IRC chat log)
Date Wed, 01 Nov 2000 09:57:09 GMT
Sorry I missed this chat too; had to take my son to the doc (he hit his
leg and it may have been fractured .. it wasn't). 

I read the logs and I see discussion of using JDOM instead of DOM as
the tree API. I would like to register my early and strong opposition
to it .. DOM is a standard API as is SAX and I would like to use those
two. This allows the use of pretty much arbitrary XML tools (like 
alternate parsers for example as has been brought up) and I'm opposed
to precluding those in favor of a non-standard (albeit more programmer
friendly) API. This is the life of standards playing .. whether you
like it or not you gotta do it. Picking and choosing (or embracing and
extending) would put us in the camp of the evil empire.

I have some recollection of hearing of a religious war on the JDOM/DOM
topic on the xerces list .. if there are any veterans of that war here
maybe they could give us the summary (of their side :-))?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glen Daniels" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 5:05 PM
Subject: IRC chat log

> Here's today's IRC log.  I'm working on the stuff we mentioned, though I
> need to push it back a day or two due to local insanity here.
> I'll mail my prototype tomorrow (need to iron out a couple of bugs from the
> last round of changes).
> Glen Daniels
> Allaire Corp
> Engineering Manager
>                                 Building cool stuff for web developers

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