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Document To String   

Another common question is how one gets a string representation of a given DOM object.

Here's a method that returns the string representation of a given org.w3c.dom.Node object (usually an instance of org.w3c.dom.Element or org.w3c.dom.Document):


import org.w3c.dom.*;
import java.io.*;
import javax.xml.transform.*;
import javax.xml.transform.dom.*;
import javax.xml.transform.stream.*;
 
public class Util {
 
    public static String xmlToString(Node node) {
        try {
            Source source = new DOMSource(node);
            StringWriter stringWriter = new StringWriter();
            Result result = new StreamResult(stringWriter);
            TransformerFactory factory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
            Transformer transformer = factory.newTransformer();
            transformer.transform(source, result);
            return stringWriter.getBuffer().toString();
        } catch (TransformerConfigurationException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        } catch (TransformerException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
        return null;
    }
}



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