[jdom-interest] Can I use JDOM here?

Jon Baer jonbaer at digitalanywhere.com
Wed Feb 7 00:43:41 PST 2001

I have a special occasion where I need to replace certain tags
("get_variable") with database info and <script> gets evaluated as
well.  There doesnt seem to be anything like a Element.getTextTokens()
to iterate through an Elements text, but Im not sure if I should be
using JDOM to being with or should write my own SAXHandler, below is
some basic test code.  Is it possible to replace the actual <get_name />
text inline with building a JDOM document?  Are there possibly any
toStrings() I could overwrite maybe to do the logic?

- Jon

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;

import org.jdom.*;
import org.jdom.input.*;

public class ParserTest
 public static void main(String[] args) {
  try {
   System.out.println("--- Parse Begin ---");
   SAXBuilder builder = new SAXBuilder();
   String test = "<template>This is <get_name
York</set_location></think> and he is cool and his dog <dog_name
   Document doc = builder.build(new StringReader(test));
   Element template = doc.getRootElement();
   StringBuffer resultBuffer = new StringBuffer(template.getTextTrim());

   List tags = template.getChildren();
   Iterator i = tags.iterator();
   while (i.hasNext()) {
    Element e = (Element)i.next();
    String n = e.getName();
    StringTokenizer st = new StringTokenizer(n, "_");
    System.out.println("tag: " + e.getName());
    System.out.println("action: " + st.nextToken());
    if (st.countTokens() > 0) System.out.println("property: " +
    System.out.println("content/function: " + e.getTextTrim());
   System.out.println("--- Parser Results ---");
   System.out.println("Original text: " + template.getTextTrim());
   System.out.println("Result text: " + resultBuffer.toString());
  } catch (Exception e) {

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