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RE: creating XML document from scratch

From: Mark Torr <Mark.Torr@eur.sas.com>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 10:05:35 +0200
Message-ID: <6B6041B2BB33D31180A9009027512F75C9BE26@valkyrie.eur.sas.com>
To: "'Heather Lindsay'" <heather.lindsay@Trifolium.com>, "'www-dom@w3.org'" <www-dom@w3.org>
It is possible... here is an example. Note I have not yet worked out how to
get the finalised document to serialise itself!

import javax.xml.parsers.*;
import org.w3c.dom.*;
try {
      DocumentBuilderFactory dbf = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance ();
      DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder ();
      Document doc = db.newDocument ();
      Element root = doc.createElement ("mytest");
      doc.appendChild (root);
      root.appendChild (doc.createElement ("header"));
      root.appendChild (doc.createTextNode ("\n  some data is text\n  "));
      root.appendChild (doc.createElement ("footer")); 
} catch  (Exception e) 
-----Original Message-----
From: Heather Lindsay [mailto:heather.lindsay@Trifolium.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 20:47
To: 'www-dom@w3.org'
Subject: creating XML document from scratch

	I want to create a DOM document without originally having an XML
document.  So, instead of parsing an XML document and getting the DOM
document, I want to just create an empty DOM document and then fill in
whatever elements, etc. that I need.  After extensive searching through Java
docs (Xerces implementation), it seems that creating a document from scratch
is not possible using the DOM.  Is this true or am I misunderstanding the
documentation?  I'm sorry if this question has already been answered in FAQ
or the archives but I could not find anything in either source and I just
joined this list.  Any help or clarification would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a million in advance,

Received on Wednesday, 31 May 2000 04:05:44 UTC

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