[jdom-interest] Converting from DOM to JDOM

Antony Corfield Antony.Corfield at las.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 15 04:36:49 PDT 2001


I'm converting between JDOM and DOM using DOMOutputter to produce
org.w3c.dom.Element for input to Xalan processor which works fine.

    DOMOutputter domOut = new DOMOutputter();
    org.w3c.dom.Element domElement = null;

    try {
      domElement = domOut.output(jdomElement);
    catch (JDOMException e) {

    return domElement;

However, when I try converting the DOM Node, Element or Document back to
JDOM using DOMBuilder:

    DOMBuilder domBuilder = new DOMBuilder();
    org.jdom.Element jdomElement = domBuilder.build(domElement);

I get the following error: org.jdom.IllegalNameException: The name "null" is
not legal for JDOM/XML elements: XML names cannot be null or empty.

I have checked that the DOM Node (getNodeName()) or Element (getTagName())
does indeed have a name! Is this a name space problem, or has anyone found
similar problems?



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