Re: Newbie question about Java Updating and Inserting XML file

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Tue, 16 Oct 2007 21:43:31 -0400
<471568b5$0$90262$> wrote:

I searched the forum and see lots of examples, but I'm still confused.
I'm using DOM.

Say I've got an "a.xml" file, and have two methods, updateXML() that
updates an existing record, and insertXML() that inserts into this
Anybody can give me a hint how to implement these two functions?
How to write back to the file? I've learned how to read it:

            InputStream aXML = getResourceAsStream("a.xml");
            DocumentBuilderFactory dbf =
            DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();
            Document doc = db.parse(aXML);
            NodeList nodeLst = doc.getElementsByTagName("record");

There are several options.

I like Xerces:

import org.apache.xml.serialize.OutputFormat;
import org.apache.xml.serialize.XMLSerializer;


OutputFormat fmt = new OutputFormat();
XMLSerializer ser = new XMLSerializer(new FileOutputStream(fnm), fmt);


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