[JAXP-75] XMLStreamWriterImpl does not close last empty tag in fragment Created: 24/Dec/12  Updated: 24/Dec/12

Status: Open
Project: jaxp
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Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: kevinoid Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
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When writing an XML fragment (rather than an entire document, which would have a non-empty root element), if the last call is to writeEmptyElement, the empty element is not closed. As an example, consider the following program:

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import javax.xml.stream.XMLOutputFactory;
import javax.xml.stream.XMLStreamException;
import javax.xml.stream.XMLStreamWriter;

class XMLStreamWriterFragBugDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, XMLStreamException {
	OutputStreamWriter outWriter = new OutputStreamWriter(System.out);
	XMLStreamWriter xmlWriter =





This should output <empty/><empty/>, but instead it outputs <empty/><empty.

The fix that I would suggest is to call closeStartTag() before fWriter.flush() in close() if fStartTagOpened is true, but that is up to you, of course.

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