Sun XML Lib

Thum Ching Kuan ckthum at
Thu Nov 12 02:44:06 GMT 1998

> Hi,
> Has any one used the Sun XML library. My question is how to access the 
> child nodes from the root. 
> I have tried
> ....main(String args[]){
> ....
> XmlDocument doc;
> Element root = doc.getDocumentElement();
> System.out.println("\nRoot: "+root.getTagName());
> System.out.println("\nFirstChild:"+
>                     (root.getFirstChild()).getNodeName());
> ...
> }
> The first print statement prints the root element, but the second print 
> statement prints #text which is not what I want. I want to print the 
> node name.

	You can use TreeWalker in the Sun XML lib to access a node by its
name.  If you want to traverse the DOM tree, you have to handle the white
space.  Try to implement a recursive method and print out all the child
nodes with its value, take a look at IBM XML4J example.

	For your case,
	Node sibling = root.getFirstChild();
	sibling = sibling.getNextSibling();


You should be able to see "Roses are red,"


xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at
Archived as:
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list