[jdom-interest] Merging text nodes
Bradley S. Huffman
hip at a.cs.okstate.edu
Sat Feb 16 21:30:59 PST 2002
Elliotte Rusty Harold writes:
> >Would a method like Element.getText(Map) be useful for concatinating Text,
> >CDATA, and EntityRef into a String?
> At first hearing, it sounds too complicated and not really extensible
> in the long term.
I not suggesting anything complicated just a convenience to make
Element.getText a little more useful by giving developers a easy way to map
EntityRef names to the String they want inserted in the result String. The
default would be to wrap EntityRef name in &; like XMLOutputter. But if they
provide a Map that maps String->Object then Object.toString is used.
Maintaining the Map and it's contents would be their responsiblity.
Speaking of EntityRef, should Element.setText parse the String for entities?
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