[jdom-interest] JDOM 1.1 Release Candidate

Jason Hunter jhunter at servlets.com
Sat Nov 10 00:11:22 PST 2007

I just posted a JDOM 1.1 release candidate for download!

This download is ready to go as far as I'm concerned, but I'm offering 
it up as a release candidate preview because I want your help to make sure.

Please download the 1.1 candidate here:

http://www.jdom.org/dist/binary/jdom-1.1-RC.tar.gz    // Unix
http://www.jdom.org/dist/binary/jdom-1.1-RC.zip       // Windows

(The only difference is the line endings.)

Try the new build against your existing program(s).  Let me know (you 
can send private mail) if it works or if it doesn't.  Either way I'd 
like to know.  I won't call this build final until I get a few OK's for 
each build.

Two main things I want to verify:

* I built this with Java 5 using a Java 1.2 target.  Will this still 
work on older JVMs?

* Did I miss anything in packaging up the build?  It's been a while.  :)

I'm calling it 1.1 instead of 1.0.1 because there are some new public 
properties, methods, and constructors.

Here's the list of additions and changes, from the CHANGES.txt file:

Added an additional constructor to JDOMSource with an EntityResolver 
which is passed to the internal DocumentReader allowing the SAXOutputter 
to properly resolve DTDs.

Added a forceNamespaceAware property to DOMOutputter which specifies you 
want a DOM constructed with namespaces even if the source JDOM document 
has no namespaces.

Added support for attribute "INF" and "-INF" values, to indicate 
positive and negative infinity, as XML Schema allows.

Moved isXMLWhitespace() method from private in XMLOutputter to public in

Clarified XMLOutputter behavior with newlines and indents:
   setIndent(" ") means newlines and " " indents
   setIndent("") means newlines and "" indents
   setIndent(null) means no newlines and no indents

Added set/getIgnoringBoundaryWhitespace() methods and features to 
SAXBuilder and SAXHandler.

Added a string constant for the JDOM_OBJECT_MODEL_URI used by JAXP 1.3. 
  It deserves being part of the public API.

Fixed bug in SAXOutputter where default namespaces would be declared as
xmlns:="" with a spurious colon.

Fixed bug when using attributes without a namespace and outputting to a

Removing check that a comment not start with a hyphen. A careful reading 
of production 15 in the XML 1.0 spec indicates leading hyphens are in 
fact allowed.

Fixed bug where outputFragment() on SAXOutputter could cause a
NullPointerException because the locator would be null during the call.

Fixed bug where serializing ElementFilter causes a NullPointerException 
if the filter has no assigned namespace

Fixed some subtle bad behaviors in listIterator.add() logic, using brand 
new iterator logic.

Allowed a String to be passed to ContentList.add(int, Object).

Simplified JDOMAbout and renamed info.xml to jdom-info.xml, so
getResourceAsStream() won't suffer any name collision.

Fixed tiny issue where CDATA could be set with illegal character content.

Added logic to escape some special characters in namespace URIs.

Fixed bug where the attribute type would change on a setAttribute() call.

Improved performance on Namespace handling.

Improved and clarified Javadocs.


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