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Thread: Java and XML

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    Question Java and XML

    Hi .. I am doing a project in JAVA where i have to parse an XML document.
    In the document for eg.
    <book>harrypotter</book>

    i am able to read the element name 'book'. But i do not know hoe to read the value 'harrypotter' . I would like to know the java statement that will help me read it.
    Can anyone please help me with it.


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    Default Re: Java and XML

    You need to use an XML Parser to parse the file and providing the XML is 'well-formed' you will be able to navigate the XML structure.
    I would recommend you use a DOM parser , this will give you access to a DOM (Document Object Model) object which will then enable you to navigate through the structure.
    Look at documentation on JAXP (Java API for XML Processing) on how to do this.

    This link should get you started "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_API_for_XML_Processing"

    Have fun!
    Last edited by JavaDaveUK; February 6th, 2010 at 06:14 PM. Reason: Oops!

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    Default Re: Java and XML

    String Xml="<book>harrypotter</book>";
    Document dom = DocumentHelper.parseText(Xml);
    Node node=dom.selectSingleNode("//book"); //navigate the xml structure by Xpath,"//" means throuth root
    String value=node.getText();

    You must import the dom4j.jar first;

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    Default Re: Java and XML

    Have a look at JDOM

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