[jdom-interest] setIgnoringElementContentWhitespace inoperant
eric.vergnaud at wanadoo.fr
Thu Dec 9 05:07:06 PST 2004
le 9/12/04 13:38, Elliotte Harold à elharo at metalab.unc.edu a écrit :
> setIgnoringAllWhitespace() is the wrong name for this functionality. Do
> you really want to throw away all white space?
> Eveninrecordlikedocumentsthiscouldbeveryhardtoread. I think what you
> really want to do is throw away all text nodes that consist of white
> space exclusively, but retain all white space in text nodes that contain
> any non-whitespace characters. The correct name for this method would
> be setIgnoringBoundaryWhitespace(). The functionality proposed is fine.
> I just want to make sure we get the name right.
Yes that's definitely the proper naming. The functionality would be a little
more strict: throw away all text nodes that consist of white space
exclusively for elements that have no children. I'm not sure it would be
fine to remove white space for elements that have no children.
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