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capturing inividaul elements in the xml file

Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 3150
The code that you had provided is for converting xml + xsl in to HTML and display it on browser screen using servlet.

If you would to learn how to parse(read elements,attributes) of xml file using DOM or SAX, then you can
search for some online tutorials using this search tool ,
IBM developers website got some tutorial on DOM and SAX,
And another great link

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kamesh aru
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Joined: Mar 16, 2002
Posts: 150
from the fallowing code how to capture the start element and the end element i.e how to break the individual elements from the xml file ?
thanks in advance

* Copyright 1999-2004 The Apache Software Foundation.
* Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
* you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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* $Id:,v 1.7 2004/02/17 19:13:22 minchau Exp $
package servlet;

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

import javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.Transformer;
import javax.xml.transform.Source;

* This sample applies the todo.xsl stylesheet to the
* todo.xml XML document, and returns the transformation
* output (HTML) to the client browser.
* IMPORTANT: For this to work, you must place todo.xsl and todo.xml
* in the servlet root directory for documents.

public class SimpleXSLTServlet extends HttpServlet {

* String representing the file separator characters for the System.
public final static String FS = System.getProperty("file.separator");

public void init(ServletConfig config) throws ServletException

public void doGet (HttpServletRequest request,
HttpServletResponse response)
throws ServletException, IOException,
// The servlet returns HTML.
response.setContentType("text/html; charset=UTF-8");
// Output goes in the response stream.
PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
TransformerFactory tFactory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
//get the real path for xml and xsl files.
String ctx = getServletContext().getRealPath("") + FS;
// Get the XML input document and the stylesheet.
Source xmlSource = new StreamSource(new URL("file", "", ctx+"birds.xml").openStream());
Source xslSource = new StreamSource(new URL("file", "", ctx+"birds.xsl").openStream());
// Generate the transformer.
Transformer transformer = tFactory.newTransformer(xslSource);
// Perform the transformation, sending the output to the response.
transformer.transform(xmlSource, new StreamResult(out));
catch (Exception e)


[ September 28, 2004: Message edited by: kamesh aru ]
[ September 27, 2004: Message edited by: kamesh aru ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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