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Inside XML by Steven Holzner

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Navigating in XML Documents

The Node interface available that is when you use the DOM parser contains all the standard W3C DOM methods for navigating in a document, including getNextSibling, getPreviousSibling, getFirstChild, getLastChild, and getParent. It's different when you use a SAX parser, however, because this parser does not create a tree of nodes, so those methods don't apply.

Instead, if you want to find a particular element, you have to find it yourself. In the previous chapter, I found the third person's name in meetings.xml:

 <?xml version="1.0"?> <MEETINGS> <MEETING TYPE="informal"> <MEETING_TITLE>XML In The Real World</MEETING_TITLE> <MEETING_NUMBER>2079</MEETING_NUMBER> <SUBJECT>XML</SUBJECT> <DATE>6/1/2002</DATE> <PEOPLE> <PERSON ...

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