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From "Oliver Heger (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (CONFIGURATION-334) Inconsistent parent nodes in HierarchicalConfiguration when using setRootNode()
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2008 19:14:44 GMT
Inconsistent parent nodes in HierarchicalConfiguration when using setRootNode()

                 Key: CONFIGURATION-334
             Project: Commons Configuration
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 1.5
            Reporter: Oliver Heger
            Priority: Minor

HierarchicalConfiguration allows setting a root node explicitly using either setRootNode()
or setRoot(). The latter exists for backwards compatibility only and operates on the type
HierarchicalConfiguration.Node rather than ConfigurationNode. To support a corresponding getRoot()
method a new instance of HierarchicalConfiguration.Node is created, and the child nodes of
the root node are added to it. Thus these nodes become child nodes of this new node.

If now addProperty() is called for adding new properties to the configuration, the nodes created
for the new properties are added to the node passed to the setRootNode() method. So they have
a different parent node than the existing nodes.

As long as only methods of the Configuration interface are used for querying or manipulating
the configuration, this does not seem to have any strange effects. But when working with the
nodes directly it is certainly confusing.

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