[jdom-interest] builders not preserving namespace attributes in xsl files

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Thu Sep 7 05:41:12 PDT 2000

At 10:23 PM -0500 9/6/00, Brett McLaughlin wrote:

>The fix, essentially, would be to add (back - we used to have this)
>something like:
>addNamespaceDeclaration(Namespace ns)
>onto the Element. We could then add these additional declarations to the
>Element, and it would be easy enough to print them out at the
>XMLOutputter level. Each Element, then, would presumably have a HashMap
>of declarations on it (other than the one that is intrinsic to it).
>You can take a look at this if you like - I'm bogged down, so the more
>help the merrier.

I am thinking about this problem, and will try to take a stab at 
fixing it (and several related problems) this weekend. I'm not 
familiar with the builder code so it may take me a while. However, 
the trickiest part is getting the internal model right. We need to 
allow arbitrary namespace declarations on arbitrary elements, and we 
may need to maintain their locations. That's going to be tough given 
how the code is structured currently.

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