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Utility method for parsing the XML with DOM

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import java.io.IOException;

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

import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.xml.sax.EntityResolver;
import org.xml.sax.ErrorHandler;
import org.xml.sax.InputSource;
import org.xml.sax.SAXException;

 * Utility class collecting library methods related to XML processing. Stolen
 * from nbbuild/antsrc and openide/.../xml.
 * @author Petr Kuzel, Jesse Glick
public final class XMLUtil {

  public static Document parse(InputSource input, boolean validate, boolean namespaceAware,
      ErrorHandler errorHandler, EntityResolver entityResolver) throws IOException, SAXException {

    DocumentBuilderFactory factory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
    DocumentBuilder builder = null;
    try {
      builder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();
    } catch (ParserConfigurationException ex) {
      throw new SAXException(ex);

    if (errorHandler != null) {

    if (entityResolver != null) {

    assert input != null : "InputSource cannot be null";

    return builder.parse(input);



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