my dog learned polymorphism
The moose likes IDEs, Version Control and other tools and the fly likes XML editing Tools Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide this week in the OCAJP 8 forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » IDEs, Version Control and other tools
Bookmark "XML editing Tools" Watch "XML editing Tools" New topic

XML editing Tools

Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

OK, we have this process for setting up our client on our own desktops. It requires going into an XML file and removing all <xxx> tags, which are nested within the document. Does anyone know a tool out there that I can open the XML document in and it would remove all the <xxx> tags and values within them from the entire document?

Besides writing a Perl script. Which is my last resort.


Perfect World Programming, LLC - iOS Apps
How to Ask Questions the Smart Way FAQ
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 32635

I may be missing the obvious here, but if you remove all the tags and their contents what do you have left? The whole document is in a tag. Or are you trying to remove certain specific tags?

[OCA 8 book] [Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Other Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
Jeroen Wenting
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
What about creating a template document for that XML file and using that instead when delivering?

I agree. Here's the link:
subject: XML editing Tools
It's not a secret anymore!