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Empty Tags in Java DOM API

 
amit sanghai
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Hi,
Is there any method in Java DOM API to handle empty tags? E.g. consider the following XML file.
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<MESSAGE>
<RATES>
</RATES>
</MESSAGE>
here the output, using Java and DOM, is
parent tag is MESSAGE
root is MESSAGE
root is RATES
Value in root is null
Now, consider the following XML file:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<MESSAGE>
<RATES></RATES>
</MESSAGE>
here the output, using Java and DOM, is
parent tag is MESSAGE
root is MESSAGE
root is RATES.
So, how do we know that there is an empty tag in the XML file?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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