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Does anyone know if there is a quick and easy way (using JAXP or any other Java XML parser) to convert the contents of a DOM to a String?
I am used to working with Microsoft's parser so I apologize for the comparison (again), but MSXML's DOMDocument object has a method, .xml() which will convert the contents of the DOM into a String.
Example:
l_sXML = l_oXML.xml
Debug.Print l_sXML
The output might be something like "<junk><stuff>This is junk</stuff></junk>". This can then be passed around in code as a String.
Anything like this in a (Java) DOM?
Thanks.
 
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You could use the XMLSerializer that comes bundled with Xerces.
Here's a small code example -

Note that since XMLSerializer can write to any OutputStream, you can either write to a file or a String.
Hope that helps!

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Ajith Kallambella M.
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform.
IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies, V1.
[This message has been edited by Ajith Kallambella (edited June 07, 2001).]
 
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