getParent() result on root node

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getParent() result on root node

Post by Isabelle » Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:55 pm


I work with the version 22 of Oxygen SDK.

We have noticed this in the javadoc :
AuthorNode getParent()
The AuthorNode representing the parent of this element, or null if this is the root element.
But we get the root element like this :

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AuthorNode rootNode = authorAccess.getDocumentController().getNodeAtOffset(authorAccess.getEditorAccess().getCaretOffset());
And then use the method getParent() on the rootNode; It provides an AuthorDocument and not null has expected.

Is it normal ?
Did we miss an information or the javadoc is not up to date ?

I have checked the release notes on your website ( and i did not find any changes on that part.


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Re: getParent() result on root node

Post by Radu » Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:28 pm

Hi Isabelle,

The Javadoc is incorrect, I will rectify it like this:

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   * @return The {@link AuthorNode} representing the parent of this element, 
   * or <code>null</code> if this is the document node.
  AuthorNode getParent();
The code has always worked this way, the root AuthorElement has a parent node which is an AuthorDocument node. The AuthorDocument node may also contain comments or processing instructions which are present before or after the root element.

Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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