[jdom-interest] getProperty/setProperty on Parent

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Thu Feb 19 07:01:00 PST 2004

At 8:17 PM -0800 2/18/04, Jason Hunter wrote:

>Right, we'd do it the same was as in Document, with a Map set to 
>null unless special attributes were added.  So if you want base URIs 
>and such, you make a Map and populate it with the bases.  Same for 
>line numbers.  We don't have base uri support in Element right now 
>for two reasons.  One, Rusty never sent in the patch.  Two, it would 
>have added yet more memory usage.  It'd be nice if it was optionally 

I thought I'd done that but I don't see it in the archives. It would 
certainly be worth doing. Base URI calculation is tricky enough that 
you don't want to leave it to the end programmer. They will get it 
wrong. For instance, I recently discovered that the *XML 1.0 
conformance test suite* had incorrect base URIs in its driver 

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

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