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Re: Copying from one DOM to another

From: Elena Litani <hlitani@jtcsv.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 10:17:35 -0500
Message-ID: <3A081D0F.D83C4879@jtcsv.com>
To: "Juan J. Merelo" <jj.merelo@civista.com>
CC: www-dom@w3.org
Hi, Juan,

As far as I know, XercesJ as well as XML4J parser have adoptNode()
function which allows to move a node from one document to another. I
believe you should first use Document.importNode() to get a copy of your
node and when use DocumentImpl.adoptNode() to actually move a node to a
DOM tree.

Please, note that adoptNode() is still in 'experimental' stage (it might
be available in DOM Level 3) so adoptNode() might fail (depending on the
content). But you should at least try it out .. 

Hope it helps.

"Juan J. Merelo" wrote:
> Hi,
>     I'm trying to convert a document from the org.w3c.tidy.dom format to the
> org.apache.xerces.dom format, and I can't find the way. The only thing I
> have found is that it should be possible with DOM 2.0 implementation, but,
> as things are now, what would be the easiest and more direct way of
> converting nodes from one implementation to another? I have tried deep copy,
> node-by-node copy, and no way. I get runtime or compilation errors. Any
> hint?
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