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Parsing of a String using DOM or SAX

parag Chatterjee

Joined: Aug 02, 2002
Posts: 28

I have got the entire contents of a XML file in a String.

Is it possible to parse the XML from the String using DOM or SAX.
The problem is I am only having the string as the source and not any xml file.

Will highly appreciate any kind of help in this regard.


Amit G Piplani
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Joined: Jul 21, 2004
Posts: 83
Firstly construct InputSource as org.xml.sax.InputSource(new StringReader(String a)) and then parse this InputSource object as arguement to DocumentBuilder.parse(inputSource).

Hope it helps

Bajji Pat
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Joined: Apr 05, 2005
Posts: 50
you can do something like this:

byte bytearray[] = msgXML.getBytes();
ByteArrayInputStream bais = new ByteArrayInputStream(bytearray);
pa(i.e parserref).parse(new InputSource(bais));
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
By the way, this is a FAQ.

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