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Ragupathirajan Venkatesan
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Joined: Aug 18, 2010
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Dear All,

I need to parse one xml file. while doing so I need to replace the ? with empty string.


for example,



please help to solve the issue. thanks in advance.


Sagar Rohankar
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Just skip the special meaning of ? using backslash '\'.


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Campbell Ritchie
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You may need to escape the backslash too, so try changing ? to \\?
James Sabre
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If it is simple as replacing each '?' with an empty string then there is no need for replaceAll(), just use


Edit : Thinking about this, it looks to me like the OP has parsed an XML file using the wrong character encoding and now need to get rid of the resulting '?' that are created when the encoder does not recognise some bytes as characters.


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Ragupathirajan Venkatesan
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Joined: Aug 18, 2010
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Dear All,
Thanks a lot. It works for me.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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