[jdom-interest] Element.getChildren(java.lang.String name)?
Paul Simon Barriscale
barrisca at student.cs.ucc.ie
Wed Mar 7 06:36:40 PST 2001
I see what you mean. However I'm trying to use an Iterator to "iterate"
Element root = doc.getRootElement() // complexType
java.util.Iterator iter = root.getChildren("sequence").iterator();
org.jdom.Element elem = (org.jdom.Element) iter.next();
This should be the same thing I thought.
> If you are trying to find the "element" element...then you need to dig one
> level down...
> Element root = doc.getRootElement ("complexType");
> Element el = root.getChild ("sequence").getChild ("element");
> If you are using getChildren that will return a List of elements...
> In that case you have to index into the List and get the element you want...
> List children = root.getChildren ("sequence");
> Element firstchild = (Element) children.get (0);
> Element el = firstchild.getChild ("element");
> Remember to check for null for the children List.
> It may also be a naming problem...i.e. you could have spelled something
> To get around that I use static final variables...
> public class XMLDefs
> static public final String complexType = "complexType";
> Then use it:
> Element root = doc.getRootElement (XMLDefs.complexType);
> That way the compiler will tell you if you are wrong...
> It's a bit of an overhead but saves a lot of time for other problems...
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> Subject: [jdom-interest] Element.getChildren(java.lang.String name)?
> I'm having trouble accessing the the children of a specific element.
> this is a fragment of the XML
> <complexType name="RepositoryType">
> <element name="IRObject" type="IRObjectType"/>
> by when I call Element.getChildren(complexType) it does not find this
> Am i calling this method incorrectly? any help is appreciated.
> Paul Barriscale
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