Start a new XML Document : DOM Edit « XML « Java Tutorial

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

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

public class Utils {

   * Start a new XML Document.
   * @param rootName The name of the Document root Element (created here)
   * @return the Document
   * @throws DomException
  public static Document createXmlDocument(String rootName)  {

      Document  document  = getXmlDocumentBuilder().newDocument();
      Element   root      = document.createElement(rootName);

      return document;

   * Get a DOM Document builder.
   * @return The DocumentBuilder
   * @throws DomException
  public static DocumentBuilder getXmlDocumentBuilder() {
    try {
      DocumentBuilderFactory factory;

      factory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();

      return factory.newDocumentBuilder();

    } catch (Exception e) {
    return null;


33.3.DOM Edit
33.3.1.Creating an XML Document from a DOM Tree
33.3.2.Create Document with root QName
33.3.3.Create New Container
33.3.4.Document To String
33.3.5.Start a new XML Document
33.3.6.Adding a New Entry to the End of a List
33.3.7.A Method for Inserting a New Entry in a List
33.3.8.Locating a Node and Modifying Text
33.3.9.Locating a Node by Using Siblings
33.3.10.Deleting a Tree Node
33.3.11.Replacing a Tree Node: Replacing an Existing Node with a New One
33.3.12.Locating Elements by Tag Name
33.3.13.Duplicating a Portion of the Tree
33.3.14.Setting an Attribute
33.3.15.Deleting an Attribute
33.3.16.Moving and Copying Attributes
33.3.17.Locating a Node by an ID
33.3.18.Editing the Text of a Node
33.3.19.Modifying Text by Cutting and Pasting
33.3.20.Edit Text by Insertion and Replacement
33.3.21.Inserting a CDATASection Node
33.3.22.Normalize All of the Text in a Document
33.3.23.Moving Nodes between Documents: Copy a Node from One Parse Tree into Another
33.3.24.Editing by Using a Document Fragment: Creating a DocumentFragment Subtree and Appending to the Document
33.3.25.Inserting a Processing Instruction and Comment
33.3.26.Methods to Insert a Processing Instruction and a Comment
33.3.27.Changing the Name of a DOM Element