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From Christoph Gaffga <cgaf...@triplemind.com>
Subject Re: [betwixt] element without name attribute in do betwixt file?
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2004 12:57:11 GMT

Thanks, that works great.
I'm away for a week, but when back, I will sent a patch for the docs
about it. Perheaps there are more people finding it usefull.

regards
Christoph


robert burrell donkin wrote:
> hi Christoph
> 
> i've committed some changes which should allow you to miss off the name 
> for your collection.
> 
> - robert
> 
> On 29 Nov 2004, at 19:48, Christoph Gaffga wrote:
> 
>> hi all,
>>
>> I have a collection containing differen instances. Now I output the XML
>> using betwixt with a dot-betwixt-file containing:
>>
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-15"?>
>> <info primitiveTypes="element">
>>   <element name="MyTest">
>>     <element name="list">
>>       <element name="item" property="collection"/>
>>     </element>
>>   </element>
>> </info>
>>
>> where my collection is an instance of ArrayList. I get a result like:
>>
>> <MyTest>
>>   <list>
>>     <item>5</item>
>>     <item>a string</item>
>>   <list>
>> </MyTest>
>>
>> That's fine. Bus what if I would like it to be:
>>
>> <MyTest>
>>   <list>
>>     <Integer>5</Integer>
>>     <String>a string</String>
>>   <list>
>> </MyTest>
>>
>> or for instances of complex classes their name from their 
>> dot-betwixt-file.
>>
>> I looked into the DTD and saw the name-attribute is required. so I cant
>> write something like:
>>       <element property="collection"/>
>> but that is excatliy what I like to do, have the name depanding on the
>> instance.
>>
>> Is there another way to have this done. Can I plug this somewhere.
>> Any Ideas?


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