[jdom-interest] Element.addAttribute() question ...

James Todd jwtodd at pacbell.net
Fri Jul 28 13:20:10 PDT 2000

jDom !rocks! ... 'nuff said :)

<just getting in on the list ... after a quick flyby i didn't see this
in the archives ... i can try to recreate if folks just don't believe

is it by design that Element.addAttribute() allows for the same
keyed attribute to be added multiple times w/o emitting a
warning/exception of any type? when i dumped the the Element

    Element myElement = null;


    ByteArrayOutputStream bas = new ByteArrayOutputStream();

    new XMLOutputter("  ", true).output(new Document(myElement);

    System.out.println("dump: " + bas.toString());

it reported that indeed a like named attribute is allowed to reside
more then one time in an Element.

secondary question: will the output of the above code snippet
be similiar to Element.getSerializedForm() once implemented
(as the version i have reports this method is under development).

thx much,

- james

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