[jdom-interest] Searching a JDOM document
Frank.Sauer at trcinc.com
Tue Aug 27 10:16:43 PDT 2002
try Jaxen and an XPath expression like //elementName
From: Hushagen, Michael E. [mailto:MEHushagen at fedins.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 1:11 PM
To: 'jdom-interest at jdom.org'
Subject: [jdom-interest] Searching a JDOM document
Here's a JDOM question for all the gurus out there:
I want to search a JDOM document and return the element that matches the
name I pass in the parameters. Here's what I have (it's recursive):
public Element findElement(Element current, String elementName)
if (current.getName() == elementName)
List children = current.getChildren();
Iterator iterator = children.iterator();
Element child = (Element) iterator.next();
Element tempElement = findElement(child, elementName);
if (tempElement != null)
// Didn't find the element anywhere.
I call this method with the JDOM root element. It works fine, but I was
wondering if there is a more efficient or official way of doing this.
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