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From Brian Minchau <minc...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Fw: Fomatting question serializing DOM with pretty-print
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2007 23:31:39 GMT

Hi Eric.

I read this thread on the user mailing list after adding comments to the
JIRA issues.

Not having a line seperator after the XML header was intentional,
regardless of any pretty-print.  We don't know if the output XML is going
to be used later on as a general parsed entity, so we take the safe route
and don't add the extra whitespace after the xml header (I'm sure Henry
will remember this decision from a few years ago).

Like Henry I also am intrigued by the thought of having a way to set the
maximum line length.

- Brian
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Brian Minchau, Ph.D.
XSLT Development, IBM Toronto
(780) 431-2633
e-mail:        minchau@ca.ibm.com

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             BM@IBMCA                                                   To 
                                       Eric Kolotyluk                      
             06/29/2007 01:15          <eric.kolotyluk@kodak.com>          
             PM                                                         cc 
                                       Re: Fomatting question serializing  
                                       DOM with pretty-print               

Hi, Eric.

Eric Kolotyluk <eric.kolotyluk@kodak.com> wrote on 2007-06-29 10:54:22 AM:
> The first obvious problem is that the first element of our document does
> have a linebreak before it - it's on the same line as the <?XML ... ?>

This sounds like it qualifies as a bug.  Please open a bug report in

> The second obvious problem is that element with a long list of attributes
> are not wrapped and indented. They should be wrapped after some
> line limit (i.e. 60, 80, 100 characters - pick one). It would be nice if
> there was a way to specify this through the API. Also, when they are
> wrapped, they should be intented.

That sounds like a good suggestion.  Please open that as an improvement in


[1] http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/CreateIssue!default.jspa
Henry Zongaro      XSLT Processors Development
IBM SWS Toronto Lab   T/L 969-6044;  Phone +1 905 413-6044

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