[jdom-interest] removing namespace

Day, Jem BGI SF Jem.Day at barclaysglobal.com
Wed Mar 10 12:11:25 PST 2004

I believe the FAQ on the JDOM site has some info regarding namespaces.
If you remove the namespace from a 'parent' element then any child elements will have the xmlns="" representation when output.
If the entire document is in a single namespace then you might want to try traversing the entire node-tree and strip the namespace from everything :-)
Or... go back to the UK government and point out the error of their ways.

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From: jdom-interest-admin at jdom.org [mailto:jdom-interest-admin at jdom.org]On Behalf Of Martin Smith
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 12:06 PM
To: 'jdom-interest at jdom.org'
Subject: [jdom-interest] removing namespace

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..

    <ns1:Reference xmlns:ns1="http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/gateway/digitalmail">PRG278</ns1:Reference>
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",   <http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/gateway/digitalmail> http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/gateway/digitalmail);
    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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