How to use the correct XML character encoding

The XML specification allows for the use of various encodings. UTF-8 or UTF-16 are typically expected; however, it is recognised that other encodings exist in the world: Correctly encoding XML allows for portable applications.

How to use conditional statements in XSL

XSL provides support for conditional patterns, statements and values – much the same as any other programming language. The appropriate application of the available XSL functions allows you to implement each pattern.

How to output CDATA with XSL

A CDATA element can be used to present formatted data or an XML document on its own.  The problem is that the XSLT processor will normally strip any leading and trailing whitespace, as well as carriage returns from an output XML document – unless instructed otherwise…

How to read an XML attribute value

There are a number of methods to read an XML attribute value. We present two common methods here: Locate and read an element value using the XML DOM; or Locate and read an element using XPATH expressions.

How To Save Java Objects As XML

Integration between disparate systems sometimes require a mapping exercise between the protocol XML and the POJO you are using for data storage processing. Java defines a comprehensive binding framework – JAXB –  which can be used for this task.

How to read an XML element value

There are a number of methods to read an XML element value. We present two common methods here: Locate and read an element value using the XML DOM; or Locate and read an element using XPATH expressions.