[jdom-interest] Test For Well Formed XML

L Rutker lrutker at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 23 08:49:54 PDT 2001

What is the proper way to test that the XML file you plan to use to create a 
Document for well formedness? I obviously can try to build a Jdom Document 
using the SaxBuilder classes and catch the exception.
Is this the right way to do it?
String filePath="c:\\not_well_formed.xml";
try {
        SAXBuilder builder =  new SAXBuilder(false);
        Document doc = builder.build(filePath);
} catch (JDOMException e) {
        if (e.getCause() != null) {
         } else {
} catch (Exception e) {

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