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   RE: [xml-dev] Node location in an XML file with DOM?

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I don't think the standard DOM interface offers this information. It's
likely that some implementations do so.

An alternative is to use Saxon's tree implementation, which does have the
option to retain location information from the source file.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernd Gloss [mailto:gbernd@gmx.de] 
> Sent: 29 June 2005 21:04
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] Node location in an XML file with DOM?
> Hi there,
> hopefully a short question for an expert: how can I determine 
> the location
> of a DOM-Node (or a DOM-Element) in a document previously 
> parsed from a
> file?
> My problem is, that I want to load some XML encoded 
> configuration data from
> a file to the memory and process it there by stepping through 
> the DOM-tree.
> Since the configuration data might be edited manually, there might be
> logical errors in it even if it is well formed. I intend to 
> report logical
> errors in the manner 
> ... missing Tag <Row> below element <Grid> at line 12
> I know that XML schema is a solution for such things, but I 
> intend to have
> my own program logic and logging facilities for this. In Java 
> 5.0 I found an
> Interface DOMLocator but don't know how to obtain an Object of this
> interface from a living DOM-document. 
> Are there any suggestions or hints?
> with kind regards
> Bernd
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