[jdom-interest] Namespace issues, et al.

Bradley S. Huffman hip at a.cs.okstate.edu
Mon Feb 24 08:58:28 PST 2003

Philip Nelson writes:

> The simple story is, you must always provide the namespace for the node or
> JDOM will assume it's in the no namespace namespace.  Remember that and it
> will always do what you expect on output.

I'd go even furhter and suggest people not use any of methods that default
to no namespace. Instead always specify a namespace even if it is

    static Namespace DEFAULTNS = Namespace.NO_NAMESPACE;
    static Namespace NS1 = Namespace.getNamespace("www.ns1.org");
    static Namespace NS2 = Namespace.getNamespace("www.ns2.org");

    Element e0 = new Element("test", DEFAULTNS);
    Element e1 = new Element("foo", NS1);

    Element child = root.getChild("bar", NS2);
    Element child = root.getChild("boo", DEFAULTNS);


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