[jdom-interest] append to xml

Thomas Scheffler thomas.scheffler at uni-jena.de
Thu May 3 14:33:58 PDT 2007

> I am trying to appent to existing xml, but something doesn't work
> what am i missing??
> My code
> doc = new SAXBuilder()build("file.xml");
> Element e = new Element("person");
> e.setAttribute("name", "Joe");
> doc.getRootElement().addContent(e);
> I get no errors but my xml file is not changed

You just read the xml file and the change you made is transient. To make it 
persistent you have to use XMLOutputer and write it back to the file.


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