Re: DocumentBuilder's parse method is not able to read a tag such as this one <weight/>

Michael Rauscher <>
Sun, 13 Aug 2006 05:48:09 +0200
BeGreen schrieb:

Hi All,

javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder's parse method is not able to parse
the xml file, when
the record has an empty tag without a value, such as <weight/>.

Any Java class, you may know which can parse that tag successfully or
even ignore it?

import javax.xml.parsers.*;

public class XMLTest {
     public static final void main( String args[] ) throws Exception {
         String xml =
             "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"ISO-8859-1\"?>\n" +
             "<root>\n" +
             " <Record>\n" +
             " <PartNo>01</PartNo>\n" +
             " <weight/>\n" +
             " </Record>\n" +
             " <Record>\n" +
             " <PartNo>2</PartNo>\n" +
             " <weight>A</weight>\n" +
             " </Record>\n" +

         System.out.println( xml );
         byte data[] = xml.getBytes("ISO-8859-1");
         ByteArrayInputStream is = new ByteArrayInputStream( data );

         DocumentBuilderFactory factory =
         DocumentBuilder builder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();


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