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How to ignore whitespace in text nodes?

Naren Chivukula
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Hi,

I'm using JAXP with DOM Parser. When I parse the xml file and navigate through the nodes, parser is taking whitespaces as textnodes. How to ignore these whitespace text nodes? Is there any method to ignore?

Thanks in advance,
Narendranath.


Cheers,
Naren
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Lasse Koskela
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You can use DocumentBuilderFactory#setIgnoringElementContentWhitespace(boolean) to make the DOM parser ignore ignorable whitespace, that is, whitespace that is inside element content only elements.


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Naren Chivukula
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I used like that only. But I'm still getting the nodeList.getLength() of Node taking into account of empty text nodes. When I remove those empty text nodes and mentioning tags side by side (without space) then I'm getting nodeList.getLength() as a different value.
 
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