Getting to the root node of an xml document

 Rodolphe G <>
Fri, 01 Jun 2007 17:22:28 -0000
Hello there!

I'm trying to get to an xml document root node (named dataroot), I've
tried different things, like :

Node node = doc.getFirstChild();
Node node = doc.getDocumentElement();
Node node = doc.getElementsByTagName("dataroot").item(0);

None of them seem to work, the "node" variable is NULL everytime.

Here's the start of the XML file, I somebody has an idea, it's be very
helpful :) Cheers!

XML Document :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<dataroot xmlns:od="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:officedata"
<ORIGINAL_SOURCE>Halliwell &amp; Apps, 1997</ORIGINAL_SOURCE>

Part of the code :

public class WWXMLSitesLayer extends IconLayer implements
SelectListener {

    public WWXMLSitesLayer(String fileName, String layerName)
        this.loadIcons(readXML(new File(fileName)), layerName);

    // Load icons from XML document named layer
    private void loadIcons(Document doc, String layerName) {

     // Get LayerSet node
        // Node node = findLayerSetByName(doc, layerName);
     Node node = doc.getElementsByTagName("dataroot").item(0);

     if(node == null)
        return; // TODO: throw exception


    // Load icons from a LayerSet node (recursive)
    private void loadLayerSet(Node node) {
        // Process icon child nodes
        Node child;

        for(int i = 0; i < node.getChildNodes().getLength(); i++) {
         // child = node.getChildNodes().item(i);
         child = node.getChildNodes().item(i);
         //if(child.getNodeName().compareToIgnoreCase("SITES") == 0) {
         // loadLayerSet(child); // recurse
         //else if(child.getNodeName().compareToIgnoreCase("SITES") ==
0) {
         // Get icon info
         Node n;
               n = findChildByName(child, "SITES");
               String name = n.getTextContent();
               n = findChildByName(child, "LATITUDE");

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