[jdom-interest] removing element from document

rolf.lear at algorithmics.com rolf.lear at algorithmics.com
Thu Dec 6 11:38:01 PST 2007

Just change the inside of the loop from:

                      //throws ConcurrentModificationException


                      //throws ConcurrentModificationException

It is 'well-documented' that if you have an integrator, you can't change
the collection apon which the iterator is based, unless you use the
iterator to make the change. See the ConcurrentModificationException


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[mailto:jdom-interest-bounces at jdom.org] On Behalf Of John Cartwright
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 2:10 PM
To: jdom-interest at jdom.org
Subject: [jdom-interest] removing element from document

Hello All,

I need to remove all the Elements from a Document who have a particular 
attribute w/ a particular value.  My first (unsuccessful) attempt was 
Element#removeContent w/in an iterator loop which throws a 

Can someone suggest to me the correct way to do this sort of thing?


-- john

          List features = 
          for (Iterator i=features.iterator();i.hasNext();) {
              feature = (Element) i.next();
              fields = feature.getChild("FIELDS").getChildren("FIELD");
              for (Iterator j=fields.iterator(); j.hasNext();) {
                  field = (Element)j.next();
                  if ("#SHAPE#".equals(field.getAttributeValue("name")))
                      //throws ConcurrentModificationException

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