This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
JavaAlmanac.com has an answer for you. That example uses a standard XML parsing API called DOM. There are also alternatives such as SAX and JDOM (an open source project). Elliotte Rusty Harrold has generously published his book online and the site, Cafe con Leche, is a great XML resource for Java developers.