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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: Digester trims whitespace
Date Sun, 13 Jul 2003 22:34:35 GMT
adding a property to switch trimming on and off sounds like it might lead 
to later problems with extensibility. you need to switch on and off 
trimming. other people may want to normalize whitespace by (say) replacing 
concurrent sequences of whitespace with a single space. maybe we could add 
a strategy interface which rules could call to pre-process the body text 
and then create a default implementation that would call trim.

comments anyone?

- robert

On Monday, July 7, 2003, at 11:27 PM, Juergen Weber wrote:

>> You will need to write your own Rule implementation in order to do this.
> For which Rule? I did not find a way to extend the built-in behavour in 
> order to not have called trim().
> A call to String.trim() is in
>,, and 
> As I understand, to remove the trim() behaviour, I'd have to replace (and 
> not extend) the built-in Rules, which seems wrong.
> I think the trim() behaviour should be configurable with a call analogous 
> to setValidating(boolean validating) somethink like setTrimming(boolean)
> Greetings,
> Juergen
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