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Inside XML by Steven Holzner

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Displaying an Entire Document

In this next example, I'm going to write a program that will parse and display an entire document, indenting each element, processing instruction, and so on, as well as displaying attributes and their values. For example, if you pass customer.xml to this program, which I'll call IndentingParser.java, that program will display the whole document properly indented.

I start by letting the user specify what document to parse and then parsing that document as before. To actually parse the document, I'll call a new method, displayDocument, from the main method:

public static void main(String args[])
{
    displayDocument(args[0]);
    .
    .
    .
}

In the displayDocument method, I'll parse the document and get an object corresponding ...

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