[jdom-interest] The default namespace behaviour
paul at activemath.org
Wed Jun 7 00:54:31 PDT 2006
Just for your help... it is a common mistake to think together XML files
and the XML information model as stored, for example, in JDOM.
The XML specification describes the information model and describes how
this can be written to and parsed from files.
Colin LeMahieu wrote:
> I was hoping to mimic the behavior that XML files have. When using the
> default namespace, all un-prefixed sub elements are within that namespace.
> This doesn’t fit the XML idea that, if you change the parent’s
> namespace, un-prefixed children will implicitly change their namespace.
What you seem to be requesting is that JDOM elements behave like XML
files being parsed and, at least I feel, this is wrong.
But the XMLOutputter will do the correct job if you change the namespace
of all children elements... it will output the namespace declaration
just once as you wish the file to appear, I think.
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