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Posted on 2008-10-28
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Hello,
I have this line of code: closingRootElement =("</"+rootElement.substring(1,rootElement.length())+">");
and when I print it; pw.print(closingRootElement);
pw is; PrintWriter pw = new PrintWriter(new FileWriter(tempFile));

What I get is:</CorrelationEngineParameters >   There is a space between the s and >, i.e., "s >".
I can not figure out from where this space is coming from.
Any thoughts, suggestions?
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How is it parsing the rootElement string in the first place?

To fix the problem, you could change code to add trim() function; however, think you want to know what caused it.
closingRootElement =("</"+rootElement.substring(1,rootElement.length()).trim()+">");

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Dame your good!  Had to add a -1 to the parser;
rootElement = (line.trim().substring(line.trim().indexOf('<'), (line.trim().indexOf("xmlns=")-1)));      
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Dame your good! Had to add a -1 to the parser;
rootElement = (line.trim().substring(line.trim().indexOf('<'), (line.trim().indexOf("xmlns=")-1)));
>>>>>

You got it.  Since there is a space before the xmlns attribute in the tag. :)

Glad to help.
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