Parse an XML string: Using DOM and a StringReader. : DOM Parser « XML « Java Tutorial


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

import org.w3c.dom.CharacterData;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.w3c.dom.Element;
import org.w3c.dom.Node;
import org.w3c.dom.NodeList;
import org.xml.sax.InputSource;

public class Main {
  public static void main(String arg[]) throws Exception{
    String xmlRecords = "<data><employee><name>A</name>"
        + "<title>Manager</title></employee></data>";

    DocumentBuilder db = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance().newDocumentBuilder();
    InputSource is = new InputSource();
    is.setCharacterStream(new StringReader(xmlRecords));

    Document doc = db.parse(is);
    NodeList nodes = doc.getElementsByTagName("employee");

    for (int i = 0; i < nodes.getLength(); i++) {
      Element element = (Element) nodes.item(i);

      NodeList name = element.getElementsByTagName("name");
      Element line = (Element) name.item(0);
      System.out.println("Name: " + getCharacterDataFromElement(line));

      NodeList title = element.getElementsByTagName("title");
      line = (Element) title.item(0);
      System.out.println("Title: " + getCharacterDataFromElement(line));


  public static String getCharacterDataFromElement(Element e) {
    Node child = e.getFirstChild();
    if (child instanceof CharacterData) {
      CharacterData cd = (CharacterData) child;
      return cd.getData();
    return "";

33.2.DOM Parser
33.2.1.DOM Objects That Make Up the Parse Tree
33.2.2.A DOM Error Checker: Using DOM for Syntax Checking
33.2.3.A DOM Parse Tree Lister
33.2.4.Listing the Contents of Parse Tree Nodes: Using the DOM Parser to Extract XML Document Data
33.2.5.Ignorable Whitespace and Element Content
33.2.6.Remove the element from parent
33.2.7.Visiting All the Elements in a DOM Document
33.2.8.Getting the Root Element in a DOM Document
33.2.9.Getting a Node Relative to Another Node in a DOM Document
33.2.10.Getting the Notations in a DOM Document
33.2.11.Getting the Declared Entities in a DOM Document
33.2.12.Getting the Value of an Entity Reference in a DOM Document
33.2.13.Getting a DOM Element by Id
33.2.14.Converting an XML Fragment into a DOM Fragment
33.2.15.Parse an XML string: Using DOM and a StringReader.
33.2.16.Use DOM L3 DOMBuilder, DOMBuilderFilter DOMWriter and other DOM L3 functionality to preparse, revalidate and safe document.
33.2.17.Read XML as DOM
33.2.18.Create DOM Document out of string
33.2.19.Source To InputSource