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HJow to insert nodes using Dom?

Max Tomlinson
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Joined: Jul 17, 2001
Posts: 365
Hi all-
I'm trying to insert some nodes using DocumentBuilderFactory.

wheat i am trying to do is insert <long>123</long>
into a <list> element

This is a document I have read from file and have parsed.

NodeList nl = doc.getElementsByTagNameNS(qns, "list");
if (nl.getLength()>0){
Node n = nl.item(0).getLastChild();
Iterator<String> it = notifications.iterator();
while (it.hasNext()) {
Node idNode = doc.createElementNS(qns, "long");
n.appendChild(idNode);"ID Node appended to query list: " + idNode.getNodeValue());
} else {
log.error("Empty nodelist from " + fn + " for '(query) list'");

I get an exception on the add (insert) HIERARCHY_REQUEST_ERR: An attempt was made to insert a node where it is not permitted.

many thanks
Max Tomlinson
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Joined: Jul 17, 2001
Posts: 365
I answered my own question:

DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();
//String fn = dir+this.findReviewUpdateReqFile;
log("parsing file for update " + fn);
Document doc = db.parse(fn);
NodeList ol = doc.getElementsByTagName("quer:long");
int len = ol.getLength();
for (int i=len;i>0;i--) {
Node o = ol.item(i-1);

NodeList nl = doc.getElementsByTagName("quer:list");
if (nl.getLength()>0){
Node n = nl.item(0);
Iterator<String> it = notifications.iterator();
while (it.hasNext()) {
String val =;

Element element = doc.createElement("quer:long");

log("ID Node appended to query list: " + element.getNodeValue());
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