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Accessing character data (CDATA) of XML element

import java.util.Stack;

import javax.xml.parsers.SAXParser;
import javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory;

import org.xml.sax.Attributes;
import org.xml.sax.SAXException;
import org.xml.sax.helpers.DefaultHandler;

public class Main extends DefaultHandler {
  private Stack currentElement = new Stack();

  public void startElement(String uri, String localName, String qName, Attributes attrs)
      throws SAXException {

  public void endElement(String namespaceURI, String localName, String qName) throws SAXException {

  public void characters(char[] ch, int start, int length) throws SAXException {
    String cdata = new String(ch, start, length);
    System.out.println("Element '" + currentElement.peek() + "' contains text: " + cdata);

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    SAXParserFactory factory = SAXParserFactory.newInstance();
    SAXParser parser = factory.newSAXParser();
    parser.parse("sample.xml", new Main());


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