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How to read a cdata using sax parser

 
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I am new to XML & i want to read a query from xml.
which will be in cdata tag.
please help me by providing source code for reading cdata usin sax parser.
thanx in advance
 
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You can use the following snippet- the characters() method would catch any CDATA sections within XML:


[ December 07, 2005: Message edited by: Bajji Pat ]
 
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Thanks for providing the code.
 
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Hello,

I have still a lot to learn in programming and I'm sorry for this stupid question.
But i was wondering how to use this code ?

Can you modify it to read txt files or html?

Will anyone be kind enough to reply to this question?
 
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XML *is* text. But text is not normally XML, and neither is HTML. So, no, you can't use a SAX parser for reading text files in general or HTML.

But the question is: why would you want to? What are you trying to accomplish?
 
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Many thanks for the help

In fact i'm doing some web scraping and want to get some data found in between the CData.

I have found a nice code doing part of this job.
http://www.java-tips.org/java-se-tips/org.xml.sax/accessing-character-data-cdata-of-xml-element.html

 
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HTML is not generally XML. I suspect that this code will not work for 99% of all web pages in existence (doesn't mean it won't work for any particular page you're interested in, of course, especially if that page happens to be XHTML).
 
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