[jdom-interest] Code Submission: org.jdom.output.HTMLOutputte
james at metastuff.com
Fri Nov 17 02:13:50 PST 2000
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Hunter" <jhunter at collab.net>
> > I specifically wrote HTMLOutputter purely because HTML can't
> > handle CDATA.
> Is CDATA the only thing a browser wouldn't understand? (IOW, would a
> browser familiar only with HTML 3.2 be able to take XMLOutputter info
> and understand it except for CDATA?)
Not necessarily. I'm sure there's a few others.
For example it would be nice to turn all empty elements of the following
into their HTML versions.
<p/> => <p>
<br/> => <br>
Though this would mean more refactoring work on XMLOutputter to implement
I'm not saying HTMLOutputter is complete in any way, its just a start in the
right direction ;-)
> Also, James, I'd think you would need to call escapeElementEntities()
> for the cdata.getText(). To what extent did you test this?
The CDATA was the thing that the browsers couldn't handle for the output I
I had HTML entities in CDATA sections ("e; £ et al) that when I
used the new HTMLOutputter worked fine in IE5.5 and Netscape 6.
> P.S. I'm making escape*Entities() protected from private to enable this
> kind of feature for custom XMLOutputter subclasses.
Cool - thanks.
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