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want to search XML files for strings

majid nakit
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Joined: Jun 26, 2001
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Hi,
I have lot of xml files , they are differents, I have like more than 200 strings in a text file each string in a line, I want to search for these strings patterns in these XML files, please do you have an idea or do you know a code that does that ?
thanks, your help is appreciated.
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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The simplest approach would be to treat the files as plain text, and read them line by line and look for the search string. This could be made a lot more efficient by using a search library like Lucene.

If you need precise control over which parts of an XML file are searched, have a look at XQuery, which is a standard for searching XML. One Java implementation is Nux, which sits on top of the excellent XOM library.


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