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Create Empty DOM Document


import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.parsers.ParserConfigurationException;

import org.w3c.dom.Document;

 * Copyright (C) 2007 Google Inc.
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not
 * use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of
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 * Various XML utilities.
 * @author simonjsmith, ksim
 * @version 1.1 - ksim - March 6th, 2007 - Added functions regarding streaming
 * @version 1.2 - ksim - March 10th, 2007 - Added functions regarding DOM
 *          manipulation
public class Utils {
  public static Document newEmptyDocument() {
    DocumentBuilderFactory factory = null;
    DocumentBuilder builder = null;
    Document ret;

    try {
      factory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
      builder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();
    } catch (ParserConfigurationException e) {

    ret = builder.newDocument();

    return ret;


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