Returns the concatenated child text of the specified node. : DOM Tree « XML « Java

Returns the concatenated child text of the specified node.

import org.w3c.dom.Element;
import org.w3c.dom.Node;

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public class Main {
   * Returns the concatenated child text of the specified node.
   * This method only looks at the immediate children of type
   * Node.TEXT_NODE or the children of any child
   * node that is of type Node.CDATA_SECTION_NODE
   * for the concatenation.
   * @param node The node to look at.
  public static String getChildText(Node node) {
      // is there anything to do?
      if (node == null) {
          return null;
      // concatenate children text
      StringBuffer str = new StringBuffer();
      Node child = node.getFirstChild();
      while (child != null) {
          short type = child.getNodeType();
          if (type == Node.TEXT_NODE) {
          else if (type == Node.CDATA_SECTION_NODE) {
          child = child.getNextSibling();
      // return text value
      return str.toString();
  } // getChildText(Node):String


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