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Returning the Output

When you run the Writer example, the CursorWriter class is compiled, and the XML stream is parsed as events and written to a file named dist/CursorWriter-Output:

<!--all elements here are explicitly in the HTML namespace-->
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<html:html xmlns:html="">
<html:p>Moved to <html:a href="">here</html:a>

In the actual dist/CursorWriter-Output file, this stream is written without any line breaks; the breaks have been added here to make the listing easier to read. In this example, as with the object stream in the Event example, the namespace prefix is added to both the opening and closing HTML tags. Adding this prefix is not required by the StAX specification, but it is good practice when the final scope of the output stream is not definitively known.