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Finds and returns the first child node with the given name.
 
import org.w3c.dom.Element;
import org.w3c.dom.Node;

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public class Main {
  

  /** Finds and returns the first child node with the given name. */
  public static Element getFirstChildElement(Node parent, String elemNames[]) {
      
      // search for node
      Node child = parent.getFirstChild();
      while (child != null) {
          if (child.getNodeType() == Node.ELEMENT_NODE) {
              for (int i = 0; i < elemNames.length; i++) {
                  if (child.getNodeName().equals(elemNames[i])) {
                      return (Element)child;
                  }
              }
          }
          child = child.getNextSibling();
      }
      
      // not found
      return null;
      
  // getFirstChildElement(Node,String[]):Element
}

   
  
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