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Proposal for java-language-binding: use of collections framework

From: Stefan Wachter <Stefan.Wachter@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 06:26:49 -0500 (EST)
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <31303.1014549960@www39.gmx.net>
Dear all!

I propose to use the Java collections framework in the interface for the
NamedNodeMap and the NodeList. The both should have the method

public Collection getNodes();

The advantage of using the collection framework are manifold:
- Takes care for concurrent modifications (while iterating over the
collectioin).
- Provides useful methods for collections (like sorting)
- The collection framework is natural to use in Java


In addition I propose to deprecate the method

public Node getItem(int anIndex)

at the NamedNodeMap because it is akward to implement and is only meant to
have a convient way to iterate over the nodes. But this is exactly no longer
necessary when the collections framework is used.

Thanks for your attention,
--Stefan
Received on Monday, 25 February 2002 12:53:02 GMT

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