This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
You are seeing a lot of text nodes that contain the crlf and spaces of your formatted XML. Rather than index through the child nodes, consider use of the getElementsByTagName method to go directly to the Elements you want. Bill