Class DOMUtil

  extended by

public final class DOMUtil
extends java.lang.Object

Some utilities that might be useful when manipulating DOM trees.

Nested Class Summary
static interface DOMUtil.NodeFilter
          Filter interface to be applied when iterating over a DOM tree.
static class DOMUtil.NodeListImpl
          custom implementation of a nodelist
Method Summary
static org.w3c.dom.Element getChildByTagName(org.w3c.dom.Node parent, java.lang.String tagname)
          Iterate over the children of a given node and return the first node that has a specific name.
static java.lang.String getNodeAttribute(org.w3c.dom.Node node, java.lang.String name)
          return the attribute value of an element.
static org.w3c.dom.Node importNode(org.w3c.dom.Node parent, org.w3c.dom.Node child)
          Simple tree walker that will clone recursively a node.
static org.w3c.dom.NodeList listChildNodes(org.w3c.dom.Node parent, DOMUtil.NodeFilter filter, boolean recurse)
          list a set of node that match a specific filter.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Method Detail


public static org.w3c.dom.NodeList listChildNodes(org.w3c.dom.Node parent,
                                                  DOMUtil.NodeFilter filter,
                                                  boolean recurse)
list a set of node that match a specific filter. The list can be made recursively or not.

parent - the parent node to search from
filter - the filter that children should match.
recurse - true if you want the list to be made recursively otherwise false.
the node list that matches the filter.


public static java.lang.String getNodeAttribute(org.w3c.dom.Node node,
                                                java.lang.String name)
return the attribute value of an element.

node - the node to get the attribute from.
name - the name of the attribute we are looking for the value.
the value of the requested attribute or null if the attribute was not found or if node is not an Element.


public static org.w3c.dom.Element getChildByTagName(org.w3c.dom.Node parent,
                                                    java.lang.String tagname)
Iterate over the children of a given node and return the first node that has a specific name.

parent - the node to search child from. Can be null.
tagname - the child name we are looking for. Cannot be null.
the first child that matches the given name or null if the parent is null or if a child does not match the given name.


public static org.w3c.dom.Node importNode(org.w3c.dom.Node parent,
                                          org.w3c.dom.Node child)
Simple tree walker that will clone recursively a node. This is to avoid using parser-specific API such as Sun's changeNodeOwner when we are dealing with DOM L1 implementations since cloneNode(boolean) will not change the owner document. changeNodeOwner is much faster and avoid the costly cloning process. importNode is in the DOM L2 interface.

parent - the node parent to which we should do the import to.
child - the node to clone recursively. Its clone will be appended to parent.
the cloned node that is appended to parent