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John Ip
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Joined: Mar 04, 2004
Posts: 45
Hi all,

I am writing a xml file writer to write an xml file and store it in the file system. And I have another xml file reader to read the xml file. I have the following situation.

I add a Text node into the DOM and the value is a string (eg. "First Thing\r\nYou need to do this\r\nSecond\r\nYou need to do that" )with new line characters "\r\n". I replaced all the "\r\n" with "\n". And I assign the string to the value of the text node. I use text.getNodeValue() to confirm the value I put into the text node is "First Thing\nYou need to do this\nSecond\nYou need to do that". It prints out as I expected.

However, when I read the xml file with my xml file reader program, all the "\n" characters gone....... I use text.getNodeValue().. and i get "First Thing You need to do this Second You need to do that". Why is that? Can any one give me a clue?

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
What about the file that is written to disk? Does it have the newlines? What library do you use to read and write the file?
Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 3150
Hi John,
The section is for question related to webservices, I am moving your post to our XML and related technologies forum for better visibility.
John Ip
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Joined: Mar 04, 2004
Posts: 45
I am using the org.w3c.dom comes with the J2SDK.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
If you look at the XML document file with a text editor, are the line breaks there?
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