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Pound sign in FileName - When saving an xml document using Transformer and StreamResult

Posted on 2011-09-08
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Ran into a percular problem today.  When saving an xml file that has a '#' character in it the file is save up to the point of the hash.  For example.  'Test #2.xml' would be saved as 'Test'.

I created a short program below to demonstrate the problem.
import java.io.File;

import javax.swing.JFileChooser;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.Result;
import javax.xml.transform.Source;
import javax.xml.transform.Transformer;
import javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.dom.DOMSource;
import javax.xml.transform.stream.StreamResult;

import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.w3c.dom.Element;

public class saveFile {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
	   try {
		   
		   JFileChooser chooser = new JFileChooser();
			chooser.setDialogTitle("Save Project");
			chooser.setAcceptAllFileFilterUsed(false);
			File file = null;
			if(chooser.showDialog(null, "Save") == JFileChooser.APPROVE_OPTION){
				file = chooser.getSelectedFile();

				DocumentBuilderFactory dbfac = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
				DocumentBuilder docBuilder = dbfac.newDocumentBuilder();
				Document doc = docBuilder.newDocument();
				
				Element project = doc.createElement("project");
				
				project.setAttribute("title", "test");
				
				doc.appendChild(project);
				
				Source source = new DOMSource(doc);
				
				System.out.println(file.getAbsolutePath());
				
				Result result = new StreamResult(file);
				
				Transformer xformer = TransformerFactory.newInstance().newTransformer();
				xformer.transform(source, result);
			}
			
	   } catch (Exception ex){
		   ex.printStackTrace();
	   }
		
	}

}

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by:CEHJ
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Are you sure it's not more to do with the space?
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by:infinidem
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positive - "Test White Space.xml" is fine. while "Test White Space #2.xml" will be written to disk as "Test White Space"
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On which OS?
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Windows 7 64 bit.
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by:infinidem
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also on Mac OSX (10.6.8)
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for_yan earned 500 total points
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this seeems to be something similar to your problem in TransfioomFactory or something
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1858221/pound-sign-in-directory-name-in-java-how-to-read-it



pound sign may be a problem in the filename when it is used in the link on the web
(as poud is used to point to some location on the pag)
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by:Bryan Butler
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for_yan is right.  His link has this link in it which explains the issue:

http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug%5Fid=4294586

And seaching for "java "pound sign" path bug", it looks like it's still a problem 10+ years later.
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by:for_yan
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yes, and though they say there is a workarond there it seems that workaround is - don't use pound
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by:CEHJ
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>>http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1858221/pound-sign-in-directory-name-in-java-how-to-read-it

is not relevant, as

a. the StreamResult ctor is the one in question here, not StreamSource
b. the parameter is of type File anyway, not String
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by:CEHJ
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In fact, if you do the very reverse of what is suggested at the link that for_yan posted (use String and not File), you'll probably have not problem (i don't)


Result result = new StreamResult(file.getAbsolutePath());
                Transformer xformer = TransformerFactory.newInstance()
                                                        .newTransformer();
                xformer.transform(source, result);

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But the link to the big  within that page is.
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