DOM object from StringBuffer

I have an XML in StringBuffer, say

StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer()
sb.append("<tag1><tag2>33</tag2><tag2>33</tag2></tag1>");

Is it possible to create a DOM object from this StringBuffer so that I can iterate over the XML using the DOM object.
ryna_sAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

manuel_mCommented:
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 (java.io.IOException e) {
  e.printStackTrace(); // or throw a Exception
} catch (javax.xml.parsers.ParserConfigurationException e) {
            e.printStackTrace(); // or throw a Exception
        }

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
muktajindalCommented:
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);

Open in new window

0
muktajindalCommented:
In my code, you will need to replace "xml" with sb.toString().
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Java

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.