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1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/lib/rexml/document.rb b/lib/rexml/document.rb
index 1eefaea92a9..52500f2afd5 100644
--- a/lib/rexml/document.rb
+++ b/lib/rexml/document.rb
@@ -145,7 +145,10 @@ module REXML
# indentation will be this number of spaces, and children will be
# indented an additional amount. Defaults to -1
# transitive::
- # What the heck does this do? Defaults to false
+ # If transitive is true and indent is >= 0, then the output will be
+ # pretty-printed in such a way that the added whitespace does not affect
+ # the absolute *value* of the document -- that is, it leaves the value
+ # and number of Text nodes in the document unchanged.
# ie_hack::
# Internet Explorer is the worst piece of crap to have ever been
# written, with the possible exception of Windows itself. Since IE is
@@ -191,7 +194,7 @@ module REXML
build_context[-1] << event[1]
else
build_context.add(
- Text.new( event[1], true, nil, true )
+ Text.new( event[1], build_context.whitespace, nil, true )
) unless (
event[1].strip.size==0 and
build_context.ignore_whitespace_nodes