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A Design Review of JDOM
Summary: Elliotte Rusty Harold talks with Bill Venners about problems with the JDOM API. Most are general design issues for any Java API: too many convenience methods and checked exceptions, not preventing user mistakes, ignoring conventions.
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    A Design Review of JDOM
    June 27, 2003 2:55 PM      
    Elliotte Rusty Harold says, "You can't read the JavaDoc documentation for the Element class in JDOM, without saying, 'There's just so much here.' It's just too big. I would prefer not to provide so many convenience methods."

    Read this Artima.com interview with Elliotte Rusty Harold:

    http://www.artima.com/intv/jdom.html

    What do you think of Elliotte Rusty Harold's comments about JDOM?