Return the first element child with the specified qualified name. : Schema « XML « Java

Return the first element child with the specified qualified name.

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import javax.xml.transform.OutputKeys;
import javax.xml.transform.Transformer;
import javax.xml.transform.TransformerException;
import javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.dom.DOMSource;

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

 * Few simple utils to read DOM. This is originally from the Jakarta Commons
 * Modeler.
 * @author Costin Manolache
public class Utils {
   * Return the first element child with the specified qualified name.
   * @param parent
   * @param ns
   * @param lp
   * @return
  public static Element getFirstChildWithName(Element parent, String ns, String lp) {
      for (Node n = parent.getFirstChild(); n != null; n = n.getNextSibling()) {
          if (n instanceof Element) {
              Element e = (Element)n;
              String ens = (e.getNamespaceURI() == null) ? "" : e.getNamespaceURI();
              if (ns.equals(ens) && lp.equals(e.getLocalName())) {
                  return e;
      return null;


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