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Doubt in behaviour in methods of NodeList interface.

 
Arjun Karthick
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Hi All,
I use Java 1.5 API. I tried to get the child elements of a xml document by using getChildNodes() method of Node interface. This method reurns a NodeList. The getLength() method of NodeList interface will return the number of child elements in that particular node.

I tried this functionality for same xml node in two different forms. Both the xml documents were part of well formed xml document.

Case 1 :

The Node is Transforms.
The Number of child elements is : 2



Case 2 :

The Node is Transforms. But there is space or new line character between each node.
The Number of child elements is : 5



Can someone throw light on why the behaviour of the getLength() and item(int index) method of the NodeList interface change for the same Node but in different forms.

Regards,
Arjun.
 
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