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XML and Webservice

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Am an xml and webservice newbie.

I have used JSWDP to create a web service client. I read an input file and i place web service requests for every row of data in the input file. I use a Swing Gui, so far its good.

I get a SOAP response. Am able to port it to a DOM Tree.

I need help in extracting the Document to more intuitive and readable form like this

Name: George
Account No: 200003
Transaction Amount: 40000
Transaction Type: Credit

Name: Kevin
Account No: 200604
Transaction Amount: 55000
Transaction Type: Deposit


I need the response to be logged to a single output file.
I have implemented the logging using Log4j. I am able to write the SOAP Response to this log file.

But i need some guidance as to how i could extract the information out of the document tree and write it in more intuitive way. Is it possible to use XSLT to extract information out of the DOM tree and write it to the log file. I don't know XSLT yet, is this what i should be using or is there some other concept that i need to learn.

Please advise.

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You are absolutely right in thinking about XSLT. XSLT can transform an XML document to another XML document, in which the data is formatted differently – exactly what you want.

You can get some XSLT assistance at the XML and Related Technologies Ranch forum.

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