[jdom-interest] Building documents from XML fragments

Ed Maher ed.maher at euromainbt.co.uk
Thu Jan 15 02:49:10 PST 2004


I am wondering what is the suggested way of building an XML document from fragments of XML.
The xml is returned from a remote server in response to an XPath query - in particular there is
a problem because the server does not return the namespace prefix declarations in the fragment,
which means the document builder throws an exception

Exception - org.jdom.JDOMException: Error on line 1: The prefix "erm" for element "erm:loco" is not bound.

I would like to take the XML string and incorporate or merge the fragment into an XML document
in memory, and/or create a new one from it.

I have access to the XML namespace bindings, but I cannot see how I can tell JDom about these
without creating a skeleton document - and then I cannot see how I can 'import' the remaining
fragment into the document.

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