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xml ingore whitespace

jim li
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Joined: May 20, 2008
Posts: 180

i am using :

DocumentBuilderFactory docFactory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();

DocumentBuilder docBuilder = docFactory.newDocumentBuilder();

Document doc = docBuilder.parse(xsltFile);

but it does not ingore the white space, i do not want to remove all space manually , can anyone give me a solution
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19350

Whitespace is only "ignorable" if you have a schema which describes the document. (Your code doesn't validate, so you don't have a schema.) Otherwise there is no way for the parser to tell which whitespace you are not interested in.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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