[jdom-interest] round trip XML
guru at edamame.stinky.com
Mon Oct 16 14:57:45 PDT 2000
That's what the new method setTrimText(true) is for. The idea is:
- pass whitespace through unchanged, and turn off newlines and indent
- or strip it with trimText, and turn on newlines and indent
I'm reluctant to add this property to the constructor, since it's a
slippery slope. In fact, I'd like to strip all but the default
constructor, but I can see how some find the extra constructors
On reflection, maybe there should be a constructor
XMLOutputter(boolean trimText, boolean newlines, boolean indent)
So you can simply call
for the first case,
for the second, and
for the most compact representation.
> (1) if the newlines==true, I get an extra blank line except after the
> DocType, ie:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> This is because the "\n"s in the xml file are kept as separate Elements
text nodes, not Elements
> in the Document, presumably.
Yes, and since the whitespace between the doctype and the first (root)
element is effectively stripped, since there's no place for a text
child of Document (only comments, PIs, and a single element). I
> RFE: Maybe the outputter could add a newline after the DocType anyway,
> or this could be turned on as distinct from the newlines arg/setting?
No, that's not necessary.
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