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Java DOM edit: A Method to Find an ID Value and Print the Element Text

//An XML Document with ID Tags on Names
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<!DOCTYPE folks [
<!ELEMENT folks (person)*>
<!ELEMENT person (name)>
<!ATTLIST name nick ID #IMPLIED>

        <name nick="Al">Alite Quandry</name>
        <name nick="Fred">Mush Pushkin</name>
        <name nick="Alvie">Avarine Spraddle</name>

    public void findByID(Document doc,String idName) {
        Element name = doc.getElementById(idName);
        if(name == null) {
            System.out.println("There is no element with the ID "
                    + idName);
        } else {
            Text text = (Text)name.getFirstChild();
            System.out.println("The ID " + idName
                    + " locates the name " + text.getData());


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