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remove strange characters in xml

raviraj biliyannara

Joined: Oct 17, 2005
Posts: 1

I need to remove strange characters in my xml file. Am using transformation method for parsing. While parsing process fails if it encounters strange characters like spaces(It looks like this... )
I will passing 3 parameters to the method (input file, outfile, xslRules)
Am using Transformer class and XALAN.
XML looks lik this and I need the same out put straucture.

<note_author>Viola Grantham</note_author>
<note_message> Rule 182 clerical duties were performed by paralegal; system unable to differentiate. Rule 178 Wal-Mart requires billing every 30 days. Mileage billed appropriately.</note_message>
<file_author>Viola Grantham</file_author>

I will post the code if you want......-

Any help will be highly apprecited.

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42958
Not all characters are valid within an XML file. Maybe the ones in question -whichever they are, it's not clear from your post- are not? If so, they need to be enclosed in CDATA sections.
(As an aside, "parsing fails" is not an adequate description of a problem. The full stack trace would be the minimum information required to start investigating.)
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