[jdom-interest] bug in Element.getCopy ?
GB/DEV - Philip Nelson
philip.nelson at omniresources.com
Fri Mar 2 06:46:21 PST 2001
> At 18:11 01.03.2001 -0800, you wrote:
> >The name and namespace uniquely identify an element and are
> intrinsic to
> >that element. Changing names or namespaces on a parent
> element should
> >not change names or namespaces of children.
> The XML namespace specification clearly states the following:
> A default namespace is considered to apply to the element where it is
> declared (if that element has no namespace prefix), and to
> all elements
> with no prefix within the content of that element.
> That contradicts to what you are saying because "no namespace" is not
> intrinsic to an element, it changes in the context of a
> parent element with
> a default namespace. If you change the default namespace of
> an element you
> also have to change the namespace of all its child elements with "no
> namespace". This you don't do in jdom, since every element is
> created with
> an empty namespace. Its a difference between the empty
> namspace and "no
> namespace" and in jdom there currently is no such thing as
> "no namespace".
Please help me understand this. All elements in JDOM are created with
either the namespace, namespace + prefix you supply or the NO_NAMESPACE
namespace which is
prefix = "", uri="";
By your definition above, a default namespace is required for it to apply to
child elements with matching prefixes or no prefixes so...
would fit your scenario but in the defaul case with the NO_NAMESPACE
has no default namespace so changing the namespace of <element> would not
imply a change to the children, correct?
What I would like is concrete examples so I can write tests to confirm what
is supposed to be happening.
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