[jdom-interest] Confused ? I am
jhunter at collab.net
Fri Mar 30 01:31:48 PST 2001
"Kenworthy, Edward" wrote:
> Be gentle, this is my first post!
> Ah ha! I thought, I have an out of date version. However checking
> www.jdom.org it seems that beta 6 is the latest version and there is no
> release 1.0, despite what Brett (one of the authors of the JDOM spec !) says
> in his book. Confused ? I am !
The book covers an early beta. There's never actually been a 1.0
release despite what the book says. The bottom of the jdom.org web page
has a link concerning updates.
> So my questions are:
> 1. How do I change just the text part (eg what is returned by getText() of
> an Element without wiping out the child elements, which setText(), does.
Can't really do it with one method because there's not one text
section. You actually have *three* text blocks in your example because
of whitespace which by default is preserved, per the XML spec:
Some text or other.
So the text blocks are
"\n Some text or other.\n "
A getText() can concatenate them and a getTextTrim() and do the same
minus the whitespace, but how can setText() do a simple replace?
Another example is:
<SomeElement>This <b>bold</b> is a sentence</SomeElement>
Here you can see why the compromise is for setText() to just replace the
whole content. The Javadocs explain. I agree it'd be nice if setText()
could better correlate to getText() but I don't see how.
> 2. What's going on with the O'Reilly book. Was Brett beng optimistic when he
> wrote it, expecting the 1.0 version to be available when it was published ?
Yep, he's an optimistic guy.
> 3. What has happened to getContent() and setContent() ?
They're now getText() and setText().
> I'm feeling a bit like I am banging my head against a brick wall so any help
> would be appreciated.
Trust the Javadocs.
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