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Strange results in xml parsing

Ranadhir Nag
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Joined: Mar 09, 2006
Posts: 138
i have a very simple xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>

And a simple parsing code using the org.w3c.dom package(1.4.2 java):
//get a nodelist formed by getelementbytagname("control")
NodeList list=utils.getList(filter);

System.out.println(list.getLength());//prints 1 which is correct

for(int i=0;i<list.getLength(); i++) {
Element node = (Element)list.item(i);
System.out.println("Name=>" + node.getTagName());//prints 'control' which is correct

NodeList childlist=node.getChildNodes();

System.out.println(childlist.getLength());//print 7!!!


Why is the last iteration printing 7?
How do i print out the name and value of the children of 'control'?
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Ranadhir Nag,

You've posted your XML parsing question in the JSP forum.
I'll move it to our XML forum for you.

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William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13036
Why is the last iteration printing 7

Because there are 7 nodes - you forgot the TEXT type nodes containing crlf between the Elements.

I suggest you go to Sun's DOM tutorial for ideas on getting the name and value of DOM nodes.

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