[jdom-interest] getTextTrim() question

Matthew MacKenzie matt at xmlglobal.com
Fri Apr 20 15:20:12 PDT 2001

The easiest way to get this behaviour would be simply getText().trim()


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark J Laird" <Markl at waterford.org>
To: <jdom-interest at jdom.org>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 1:05 PM
Subject: [jdom-interest] getTextTrim() question

> Hi all,
> I have a question about getTextTrim() in org.jdom.Element.  According to
the documentation, it
> will remove all external whitespace, and normalize all internal whitespace
to one space.  Is
> there any way to have it do external trimming only and leave internal
content unchanged?  In
> other words, if I have the following text:
>         "  This   has   spaces.  "
> Is there any way to get it to return:
>         "This   has   spaces."
> Rather than
>         "This has spaces."
> I am using XMLOutputter's "setTextTrim" method which invokes
Element.getTextTrim(), and I would
> like to be able to do external trimming only, if possible.
> Thanks,
> Mark
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