Contribute to dom4j/dom4j development by creating an account on GitHub. in Michael Kay’s XSLT book XSLTReference along with the Zvon Zvon tutorial. DOM4J is an open source Java API that provides a powerful set of features to process, manipulate or navigate XML documents using the Java. Does anyone have any links to a good step by step tutorial for using XML with Java and Dom4j.

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Parse XML with dom4j

Get a list of article elements. The below method will help us in doing so. List Do you know how to fix it? In the next section, you’ll see how to modify the XML document catalog. Now, Let us see how can we create a new document from the scratch using dom4j.

Iterate through the list to get the single node and take the values for further processing.

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Add the title and publisher attributes to the journal element with the addAttribute method. Deepak Vohra Published on March 31, If the level attribute value is “Intermediate”, modify it to “Introductory”.


Add a processing instruction to the catalog element with the addProcessingInstruction method. This is very very easy in DOM4J. A document type statement may be added to the document with the addDocType method. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The example XML document, catalog. More io OperationsNow let us see how can we write the created document to a file?

We will see some of the features and code samples to better understand parsing XML using dom4j.

See how to give this xPath in tutodial Java code: This section showed you how to modify the example XML document with the parser that’s included with dom4j. Let us see how we can do this. XSLT is mainly used to style the document. In this section, I’ll show you how to modify the example XML document, catalog.

Modify the author element with a procedure similar to that of the title element. This section discussed the procedure for creating an XML document.

Create a document instance with the DocumentHelper class. File created from c: Obtain an iterator for the title elements in the article elements, and modify the text of the title element.


Add a lastname element to the author element and set the text of the lastname element. Get a list of level nodes in the article elements using an XPath expression.

The parser that’s included with dom4j is a non-validating tool that is used to parse XML documents.

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In some cases we need to get all the node attributes to parse through. The below shown example Sample 8: Listing 3 shows the example program XmlDom4J. Parsing tugorial XML documents with little memory overhead. It is always good to know how to convert a XML string to a Document object and a Document object to a string. Add the level and date attributes to the article element.

Listing 1 shows the example XML document, catalog. Listing tytorial shows the modified XML document, catalog-modified. Comments Sign in or register to add and subscribe to comments.