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Using SAX to edit an xml file

Posted on 2005-03-01
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Last Modified: 2013-11-23
I am able to parse an xml file, and retrieve data element by element for the program to use, but is it possible using SAX to write back to the xml file?

What I would like to be able to do is add elements to it, or edit attribute values of the elements currently there.  A few tutorials I have read say edit it as a text file, but I'm hoping there is a way with a SAX parser to just insert new elements, and it'll do the rest.  I am using the SAXParserFactory.  Can anyone give me a rough outline of whether its possible?
Question by:ant84
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TimYates earned 375 total points
ID: 13430194
You'd have to build up your new document as text as you parse through the current one, and add things in...

then dump this new XML document over the top of the old one (as a text file)

I *think* :-/

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ID: 13430470
Thanks for the quick reply, thats what a couple of tutorials seemed to suggest but I was surprised there wasn't a better method.  I will sit out a little longer for anyone else, but if not will give you the points.

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