[jdom-interest] Problems outputting HTML
jhunter at xquery.com
Tue Apr 27 16:40:18 PDT 2004
> Although the body of this tag is empty, it is expanded because, if it is not, then
> some browsers won't import the script library.
I've hit that browser bug too. I think adding a space of text content
between the script tags is also helpful on some browsers, and a
convenient workaround to the issue you have here.
> It appears that unless I set expandEmptyElements(true), then XMLOutputter
> will collapse empty elements (although this is not stated in the Javadocs).
> (It seems like there should be an collapseEmptyElements(boolean flag) since
> <tag></tag> is still well-formed XML..)
Semantically the expanded and unexpanded forms are identical. You're
just trying to work around browser bugs. We have the
expandEmptyElements() option specifically for this.
> Not a problem...until <br/> tags are expanded. The browser interprets both
> <br> and <br/> as line breaks!
It's <br> and </br> actually, which a decent browser shouldn't see as
two breaks. Argh.
> One solutions was proposed over a year ago (sublass XMLOutputter and implement an HTMLOutputter...)
> Is this still the case? Are there any other solutions?
No one's bothered with an HTMLOutputter yet. For you adding a space in
the script element and leaving empties unexpanded would fix the issue.
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