[jdom-interest] Stop XMLOutputter to collapse tags

bob mcwhirter bob at werken.com
Thu May 3 09:25:28 PDT 2001

On Thu, 3 May 2001, Markus Bernhardt wrote:

> Hi !
> Is there a way to stop the XMLOutputter to collapse tags.
> If I have an empty "para" element, I always get <para/>,
> but I NEED <para></para>, because that is SGML compliant
> and I am using a DSSSL-Style Sheet to process DocBook XML.

I could be wrong, but I use DocBook XML DTDs m'self, processed
with jadetex/pdfjadetex, and I think any valid XML is okay.

I think it won't matter if you have <para/>, but I'm not
100% certain.


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