[jdom-interest] XMLOutputer b5 seems to output differently than B4
amyzing at talsever.com
Tue Oct 10 19:43:18 PDT 2000
On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 12:37:45AM +0100, Dino Fancellu wrote:
>XMLOutputter outputter = new XMLOutputter(" ",true);
>outputter.setLineSeparator("\r"); // i.e. just a line feed
Actually, just a carriage return (CR). LF == '\n'
>Now b5 outputs like b4 XMLOutputter()
That's quite odd, actually. The default line separator on Windows is
"\r\n". "\n" is unix, and "\r" is Macintosh ....
>B5 uses "\r\n" as the default line seperator, which leads to ugly
>formatting, well, on my Windows box anyway.
Hmmm. It prolly ought to use System.getProperty.
>In fact b4 just did a out.println(), which of course uses the system
>line.seperator, so b4 could well have seperated
>lines differently on different boxes.
That gets you the same behavior as PrintWriter.println().
>I do so cringe when things break from previous behaviour without a good
>explanation of how to unbreak it.
I don't think that it's quite fair to call this "breakage."
XMLOutputter has been immensely enhanced for b5. This is *changed*
behavior, but it's ultimately more flexible than the previous result,
and requires only a couple of lines to implement (as you show above).
Amelia A. Lewis alicorn at mindspring.com amyzing at talsever.com
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