[jdom-interest] XHTML issues

Rachel Greenham rachel at linuxgrrls.org
Wed Aug 13 10:39:34 PDT 2003

Jason Hunter wrote:
> Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>> At 11:21 PM +0100 7/25/03, Rachel Greenham wrote:
>>> The other issue I had by the way was that EntityRefs are being 
>>> printed out with surrounding newlines if newlines is true on the 
>>> XMLOutputter. This has the effect that they get surrounded by a 
>>> visible space when displayed in a browser. When you're using entities 
>>> for quote marks, apostrophes, and accented letters (most of the time 
>>> in fact) this is obviously not wanted. However, setting the 
>>> XMLOutputter to not generate newlines makes the source very 
>>> unpleasant and difficult to look at manually (eg: a 30,000 word story 
>>> crushed to 66 logical lines, most of those in a <pre> block, for 
>>> instance).
>> Hmm, that really sounds like a bug. Entity references should not be 
>> surrounded by newlines even when indenting for the reasons you cite. 
>> Has anyone fixed this yet? If not, I could give it a shot.
> No one's patched a bug like this, and I'd welcome you doing so.  One 
> thought is to first make sure it's not whitespace being added for other 
> reasons.

The whitespace is not added if the newlines flag in the XMLOutputter is false.


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