DOM object from StringBuffer

Posted on 2008-10-20
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
I have an XML in StringBuffer, say

StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer()

Is it possible to create a DOM object from this StringBuffer so that I can iterate over the XML using the DOM object.
Question by:ryna_s
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manuel_m earned 100 total points
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You can create an org.w3c.dom.Document object with the following code.
try {

  // create a new DocumentBuilder object

  javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder builder = javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance().newDocumentBuilder();

  org.w3c.dom.Document document = builder.parse(new org.xml.sax.InputSource(new StringReader(sb.toString())));

} catch (org.xml.sax.SAXException e) {

  e.printStackTrace(); // or throw a Exception

} catch ( e) {

  e.printStackTrace(); // or throw a Exception

} catch (javax.xml.parsers.ParserConfigurationException e) {

            e.printStackTrace(); // or throw a Exception


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muktajindal earned 25 total points
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Similarly, you may also use the attached snippet where you can specify encoding also, if required.
DocumentBuilderFactory factory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();

DocumentBuilder builder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();

InputStream is = new ByteArrayInputStream(xml.getBytes("UTF-8"));

Document dom = builder.parse(is);

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Expert Comment

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In my code, you will need to replace "xml" with sb.toString().

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