Re: Format XML when writing to a file

 evgchech <>
Tue, 17 Jul 2007 09:09:15 -0000
On Jul 17, 10:43 am, rossum <> wrote:

On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 06:39:36 -0000, ""

<> wrote:


I am saving created XML to a file but when I open the file with
nodepad, for instance, I see all the XML in one line.
It is not well formatted/alignment.
Only when I open it with IExplorer I see it okey.

This is the code of saving:
DOMSource ds = new DOMSource(doc);
StreamResult sr = new StreamResult(out);
TransformerFactory tf = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
Transformer trans = tf.newTransformer();
trans.transform(ds, sr);

Does anyone knows how should I save the XML to file so that the XML
file will be well formatted ?


This is probably due to Notepad and Java using different end-of-line
characters. Try using a different text editor to see if it can
interpret the EoLs correctly.


    public static String formatIdent(Document xmlNode) throws
IOException {
          StringWriter strWriter = null;
          XMLSerializer probeMsgSerializer = null;
          OutputFormat outFormat = null;
          String identString = null;
          try {
            probeMsgSerializer = new XMLSerializer();
            strWriter = new StringWriter();
            outFormat = new OutputFormat();

            // Setup format settings
            // Define a Writer
            // Apply the format settings
            // Serialize XML Document

            identString = strWriter.toString();
            if(identString.indexOf("\n") != -1){
              identString =
                      identString.indexOf("\n") + 1,

          catch (IOException ioEx) {
            throw new IOException(
                "Failed to format xml document." + ioEx.getMessage());
          return identString;

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