[jdom-interest] Finding text for an element in an XML Doc

Kesav Kumar kesavk at voquette.com
Thu Apr 19 08:28:26 PDT 2001

If you know the path of the text node its very stright job
First parse the xmldoc and get the Document object.
SAXBuilder builder = new SAXBuilder();
Document doc = builder.build(new BufferedInputStream(new
FileInputStream("foo.xml"), 1024));
Element root = doc.getRootElement();
String text =

Kesav Kumar
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Glass [mailto:mglass at datalinx.net]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 8:07 AM
To: jdom-interest
Subject: [jdom-interest] Finding text for an element in an XML Doc

Hi all,
  I need some suggestions -- I'm working on an application which reads 
an XML document, determines the text in a node which is specified by 
through a config file and returns the ttext. I intened to use XPath, 
e.g. String elementText = 
getKeyFieldText("/root/subelement1/childelement/Text()"). After doing 
some investigation it appears that XPath is used only for XSL. Are there 
any libraries available that will allow items to be located in an XML 

Thanks in advance for your help..

Mark Glass

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