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I'm having problems with determining the number of children of an XML element, where the child elements don't have the same name / unique names.
This is part of the XML file:
<process> <f0>255.0000</f0> <f1>238.2833</f1> <f2>222.1333</f2> <f3>206.5500</f3> <f4>191.5333</f4> <f5>177.0833</f5> <f6>163.2000</f6> <f7>149.8833</f7> <f8>137.1333</f8> <f9>124.9500</f9> <f10>113.3333</f10> <f11>102.2833</f11> <f12>91.8000</f12> <f13>81.8833</f13> <f14>72.5333</f14> <f15>63.7500</f15> <f16>55.5333</f16> <f17>47.8833</f17> <f18>40.8000</f18> <f19>34.2833</f19> <f20>28.3333</f20> <f21>22.9500</f21> <f22>18.1333</f22> <f23>13.8833</f23> <f24>10.2000</f24> <f25>7.0833</f25> <f26>4.5333</f26> <f27>2.5500</f27> <f28>1.1333</f28> <f29>0.2833</f29> <f30>0.0000</f30> </process>
process.getChildCount() I would expect it to return 31. But it does return 63. So does
I found this thread about calling
getChildren() without parameter which doesn't ignore whitespace.
Good to know, but why is not ignoring whitespace useful and wouldn't a parameter to turn on/off ignoring of whitespace be good here?
In most other threads I found it was simply suggested to call
getChildren() with parameter to match exactly the child elements you need. But in my case this is not an option since all elements have different names.
So I could now loop through the array returned by
process.getChildren(), while building a new array and use
child.getName() to exclude elements that are empty or return
#text from being added to the new array. But this is a lot of work I think and not the behavior I would expect.
Are there better solutions for this?
Finally I wonder why some elements using
#text and some are empty.
Thanks for any comments on this!