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I need get data from an xml file

void retrieveData(String xml_file){
                  
Document xmlDoc = null;  
ArrayList list = new ArrayList() ;
            
try
{DocumentBuilderFactory docbuilderfactory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
 DocumentBuilder docbuilder = docbuilderfactory.newDocumentBuilder();
  xmlDoc = docbuilder.parse(xml_file);  
}
catch (Exception e)
{
    System.out.println("Cannot read the XML file: "+e.getMessage());
}
     
try
{      
//Get the root element and all Record elements
Element recordRoot = xmlDoc.getDocumentElement();
NodeList records = recordRoot.getElementsByTagName("ORDER");
  for (int i = 0; i < records.getLength(); i++)
  {
  //For each RECORD, get the RECORD element
  Element record = (Element)records.item(i);
                        
  //Loop through each  for the record
  String s_id = record.getElementsByTagName("ID").item(0).getFirstChild().getNodeValue();
  String name = record.getElementsByTagName("NAME").item(0).getFirstChild().getNodeValue();  
      .................                                                                   
  }//EDN OF FOR
}
catch (Exception e)
{
System.out.println("Error creating class: "+e.getMessage());
return null;
}
                  
}

IF the input xml file looks like

<ORDER>
<ID>2</ID>
<NAME>a</NAME>
</ORDED>

the method above works

if  the input xml file looks like

<ORDER>
<ID>2</ID>
<NAME></NAME>
</ORDED>

when the method runs at

String name = record.getElementsByTagName("NAME").item(0).getFirstChild().getNodeValue();  

it will be caught by catch block, how to handle this case when <NAME></NAME> HAS NOTHING IN BETWEEN?

THANKS
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