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As to your question, there's nothing Spring-specific about XML parsing, nor does Eclipse have anything to do with it. Are you familiar with JAXP, the API commonly used for parsing XML? If not, the http://faq.javaranch.com/java/XmlFaq might give you some ideas to start.