Strings

I have written a code which reads each xml tag in each iteration. At every iteration I insert a forward slash '/' at the index of 1 for the first xml tag and compare it with the present tag entered. If both are sameit indicates the closing tag has been entered. It comes out of the loop. Intrestingly everytime I enter a forward slash, two slashes are getting inserted. I am not knowing the reason why. My code is given below.

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package scjp_chapter1;

/**
 *
 * @author prasad
 */
//public class stringTest {

//}

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.IOException;

public class stringTest
{
   
       
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        StringBuffer sb1 = new StringBuffer();
        StringBuffer sb2 = new StringBuffer();
        StringBuffer sb3 = new StringBuffer();
        InputStreamReader reader = new InputStreamReader( System.in );
        BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(reader);
        String str=null;
        System.out.println("Enter the Product Tree String. If no value is entered press enter");
        for(int index=0;;index++)
        {
           //returnObj.setProductTree(readString("Product Tree", null));
           try
           {
               System.out.println("Enter String number "+ index);
               if(index==0)
               {
                  str=br.readLine();
                  if(str==null) break;
                  else
                  {
                     sb1.append(str);
                     sb2.append(str);
                  }
               }
               else
               {
                  str=br.readLine();
                  sb2.append (str);
                  sb3.delete(0,sb3.length());
                  sb3.append(str);
                  System.out.println("sb1 is "+(sb1.insert(1,"/")).toString());
                  System.out.println("sb3 is "+sb3);
               }
           }//End try block
           catch(IOException ioe)
           {
             ioe.printStackTrace();
           }
          if((sb1.insert(1,'/')).toString().equals( sb3.toString ()))
          {
                 //returnObj.setProductTree(sb2.toString());
                 break;
          }
        }

    }
}
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gkishorejiCommented:
Its because you are inserting it twice

1) System.out.println("sb1 is "+(sb1.insert(1,"/")).toString());
2) if((sb1.insert(1,'/')).toString().equals( sb3.toString ()))

so two '/' are getting inserted
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gkishorejiCommented:
just comment out that print statement. it should work fine
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TimYatesCommented:
gkishoreji is right

StringBuffer is mutable.  I guess you had your "Strings are immutable" head on ;-)

Tim

PS:  All points should go to gkishoreji, with no points for this, I'm just rambling...
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