[jdom-interest] Commenting whole Elements?

Laurent Bihanic laurent.bihanic at atosorigin.com
Thu Dec 6 03:49:26 PST 2007


A commented out element is no longer XML data, it's just some comment text.

So you should replace the elements to comment out by a Comment node that 
contains the text representation of these elements obtained by outputting them 
to a string using XMLOutputter.


Jan Brauer a écrit :
> Hi,
> I'm currently writing a tool to merge different fragments into a
> web.xml. I'm looking for a way to surround an element with comments.
> I've added a namespaced attribute to the element. Based on this I'm
> trying to surround the Element with two Text elements:
> Text intro = new Text("<!--");
> Text outro = new Text("-->");
> Unfortunately the pointy brackets are escaped. I haven't found a way to
> disable the escaping:
> new Text("&lt;--")
> resolves to:
> "&amp;lt;--"
> What can I do to disable the escaping for those two Text elements? Or is
> there an even better way to accomplish what I'm trying?
> Thx,
> Jan

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