[jdom-interest] [Patch] Bug regarding attributes local name using
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Mon Nov 21 12:53:13 PST 2005
Mattias Jiderhamn wrote:
> The only case when the current code would produce the expected output
> while the patched code would not, is if attQName contains both prefix
> and name while attLocalName is the empty string. I figured that if such
> a parser exists, it is erroneous and it shouldn't be JDOMs
> responsibility to handle this. But maybe I'm wrong here?
Where and when SAX parsers report nulls and empty strings for the qName
and localName arguments is shockingly non-deterministic. Most parsers do
what you expect, but they're a few weird ones out there that are still
spec-conformant. XOM goes to some effort to make sure that all these
arguments are properly set. The only way to guarantee this is to set the
namespace and namespace-prefixes properties both to true, if I recall:
I'm not sure whether JDOM's SAXBuilder class does that or not.
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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