[jdom-interest] removing namespace

Martin Smith Martin.Smith at Cedar.com
Wed Mar 10 12:05:51 PST 2004

Hi there
Via a web service I am obtaining an xml docuent.  When I try and unarshal it
with JAXB I get an UnmarshalException as the xml is not in format required
by their own schema (this is only government web service after all!).
So as the change is minimal, JDom to the rescue.  I thought.
The problem is that the element..
Should not have the namespace data. It should just look like this..

I get the reference element, and try and remove the namespace using the
following code...
    Namespace ns = Namespace.getNameSpace("ns1",
    Element ref = parent.getChild("Reference", ns );
Doing this does not change the elements namespace at all.
So instead it tried this...
    ref.setNamespace(Namespace.getNameSpace(""));    // or ("","")
Which gives me...
    <Reference xmlns="">PRG278 </Reference>
Still not acceptable to JAXB though, itcomplains about the blank name space.
Please help!

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