[jdom-interest] can you consider this for commitment?
Rhodes, Phillip C.
Phillip.Rhodes at alcoa.com
Tue Jun 12 06:09:22 PDT 2001
I think there is a real need to support arbitary text strings.
I understand that I could parse my perfectly valid XSL string and break it
out to "spoon feed" it to JDom. This just feels wrong to me. For example,
if I had a valid XML document, would you require a programmer to parse it
themselves and build a jdom manually for the document? This is the same
Many websites have their content in a database. To build a JDom object
using this content would necessitate parsing the content and manually
building up the dom, when their content already is valid xml.
This is NOT a simple case of string cancatenation. My document is built
from many different sources. It is built from calculated values, database
data and XSL. I am "properly" using JDom for the majority of my document.
However, the content of the generated page is stored in a database. It is a
valid XSL text. I think allowing arbitary text strings would be of
In regard to the previous points:
I don't understand why it is a compliment that JDom does not allow this
usage. I thought the premise of JDom was to make it easier for the
In regard to SaxOutputter and DomOutputter, I will fix these classes so that
they properly output the unescaped text. XMLOutputter is already done.
From: Jason Hunter [mailto:jhunter at collab.net]
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 10:30 PM
To: Martin Bravenboer
Cc: Rhodes, Phillip C.; jdom-interest at jdom.org
Subject: Re: [jdom-interest] can you consider this for commitment?
Martin Bravenboer wrote:
> > I have paragraphs of this stuff, and I did not want to do parsing
> > and build a JDom tree.
> I think it is a compliment that JDom doesn't allow this kind of usage :-)
Yes, it's not appropriate for the JDOM object model to support arbitrary
text strings in lieu of objects. After all, what would a SAXOutputter
do with the unescaped text? Or a DOMOutputter?
The right solution imo is to perform a mini-parse of the XML string and
add the generated objects, or keep everything as strings.
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