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From "Jesse Sweetland (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (BETWIXT-55) Suppress Empty Collection Wrapper Elements
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2006 22:37:23 GMT
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Jesse Sweetland updated BETWIXT-55:


I created the last attachment using NetBeans . . . this one uses the Unix diff command, so
hopefully it will work a bit better.

> Suppress Empty Collection Wrapper Elements
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BETWIXT-55
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Betwixt
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>         Environment: N/A
>            Reporter: Jesse Sweetland
>            Priority: Trivial
>         Attachments:,
> Attached is a patch that modifies the isEmptyElement method of AbstractBeanWriter to
consider collective element descriptors as empty if the collection properties they reference
have no elements.  This suppresses the output of empty wrapper elements.  For example, consider
the following .betwixt file for class Foo:
> <info> 
>   <element name="foo"> 
>     <element name="bars"> 
>       <element name="bar" property="bars"/> 
>     </element> 
>     <addDefaults/> 
>   </element> 
> </info> 
> Under Betwixt 0.7, an empty <bars/> element is written even if Foo.getBars() returns
a null or empty collection.  This patch determines that the collection descriptor for the
<bar> element is empty, so all of the children elements of the <bars> wrapper
element descriptor are empty, so the <bars> element descriptor itself is empty, and
is therefore ignored.

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