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QName to string w/ prefix

Theodore David Williams
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Joined: Dec 21, 2009
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I cannot seem to find a standard way to get a QName as a string with the prefix as output after mashaling to XML.

I.E. when I marshal to XML I get


Is there a standard way to turn a QName into this string?

Of course I could do:

QName qName = .....
String withPrefix = qName.getPrefix() + ":" + qName.getLocalName();


But that seems messy.
g tsuji
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Joined: Jan 18, 2011
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But that seems messy.

Maybe not that messy after all. Messiness is not of short supply, but that is far from being one, no? On the flip-side, one should guard against unnecessary proliferation of methods...
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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