[jdom-interest] Setting value of an attribute resets its type

Victor Toni victor.toni at ebuconnect.de
Wed Apr 26 03:48:34 PDT 2006

Laurent Bihanic wrote:
> Victor Toni wrote:
>> Having noticed that setting the value of an attribute via the 
>> convenience methods in the Element class ("setAttribute(String name, 
>> String value)" and "setAttribute(String name, String value, Namespace 
>> ns)") will reset its type I wonder if this is on purpose.
>> Maybe this functionality is not widely used and it went unnoticed?
> No, this was not done on purpose. It's just a bug.
> Attribute types were added late in JDOM's history (around beta 8) for 
> better XSLT support when JDOM documents are used as XSLT input.
> I think very few people played with setAttribute().
> Thus, IMHO, the patch you proposed previously is correct.
Is there someone I should address directly for applying the changes?


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