Getting to the root node of an xml document

From:
 Rodolphe G <rodolpheg@gmail.com>
Newsgroups:
comp.lang.java.help
Date:
Fri, 01 Jun 2007 17:26:07 -0000
Message-ID:
<1180718767.699018.243870@o5g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>
(Cross posting, sorry...)

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"
generated="2007-05-25T20:41:06">
<SITES>
<FECD_ID>18</FECD_ID>
<LATITUDE>55.53</LATITUDE>
<LONGITUDE>-98.41</LONGITUDE>
<SITE_INFORMATION>
<FECD_ID>18</FECD_ID>
<ORIGINAL_SOURCE>Halliwell &amp; Apps, 1997</ORIGINAL_SOURCE>
<ORIGINAL_SOURCE_ID>MAN TE-OA (1)</ORIGINAL_SOURCE_ID>
<ESTABLISHMENT_DATE>1994</ESTABLISHMENT_DATE>
<PROVINCE>MB</PROVINCE>
<TERRESTRIAL_ECOZONE>Boreal Shield</TERRESTRIAL_ECOZONE>
<TERRESTRIAL_ECOREGION_TEXT>Churchill River Upland</
TERRESTRIAL_ECOREGION_TEXT>
<ORDER>Brunisolic</ORDER>
<SUB_GROUP_GREAT_GROUP>Gleyed Melanic</SUB_GROUP_GREAT_GROUP>
<DRAINAGE_CLASS_ID>Imperfectly</DRAINAGE_CLASS_ID>
<FEATURE_DEPTH>33</FEATURE_DEPTH>
<SOIL_FEATURE>Carbonates</SOIL_FEATURE>
<ROOTING_DEPTH>53</ROOTING_DEPTH>
<DOMINANT_TREE_1>POPU TRE</DOMINANT_TREE_1>
<CODOMINANT_TREE_1>POPU TRE</CODOMINANT_TREE_1>
....

Part of the code :

public class WWXMLSitesLayer extends IconLayer implements
SelectListener {

    public WWXMLSitesLayer(String fileName, String layerName)
    {
        this.setName(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

                loadLayerSet(node);
    }

    // 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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