[jdom-interest] setIgnoringElementContentWhitespace inoperant ?

Ken Roberts ken at 9ci.com
Thu Dec 9 11:48:50 PST 2004

On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 13:05, Elliotte Harold wrote:

> Ken Roberts wrote:
> > I thought that was why this would be an option rather than default 
> > behavior?  If you might be reading such a thing then this property would 
> > not be set, but if you have no such constraints and want dense output it 
> > would be a desirable feature.
> No. The purpose of this is to eliminate boundary white space that is 
> inserted for purposes of indentation. It is not to change existing white 
> space in the text content of a document. That is a separate and 
> logically distinct operation. The appearance of insignificant boundary 
> white space is normally a document wide characteristic. the significance 
> of white space in text is normally determinable only on an element by 
> element basis. For instance in XHTML, it's not very important within a p 
> element, but it is important within a pre element.

OK, point taken.  You're right, I have a tendency to have blinders on

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