[jdom-interest] Two namespace-questions

Kai Wörner herrner at gmail.com
Wed May 9 00:34:35 PDT 2007

Hi all,

I'm trying to transform a XML-File that lies in a Namespace
("http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0") to SVG. Since the things I want are a
pain to implement in XSLT, I switched to Java/JDOM, but now I'm in
namespace hell:

The first question: In XSLT (2.0), I can deal with the TEI-namespace
by declaring
xpath-default-namespace="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" - then my
xpath-expressions work fine without the need to append any prefixes.
Is there anything like that I can do with JDOM? Every xpath-expression
I try delivers zero results, regardless of whether I use prefixes or

The second question: The resulting SVG-File needs to have a root
element that defines namespaces like this

<svg xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">

or it won't render in a browser or open in inkscape. I can get the
first declaration in JDOM via

Namespace svg = Namespace.getNamespace("svg","http://www.w3.org/2000/svg");

and the second one via

Namespace svg2 = Namespace.getNamespace("http://www.w3.org/2000/svg");

, but using the second one adds a


to every Element I create. Is there any comprehensible way to declare
the namespaces without getting this?



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