[jdom-interest] A question regarding XML transformation to Plain text using XSLT and JDOM

Pradeep Gummi pradeep.gummi at villanova.edu
Thu Aug 14 08:58:47 PDT 2003

I would like to transform an XML document to plain text format (having
no   root element, just plain text) and I am using the JDOM API, xml
transform package for it. I am successfully able to trasnform the
document  but to other XML format and not plain text since I am using
XMLOutputter class for it. And this would require creation of a root
element. So, I would like to know what outputter should I be using so as
to make the output just plain text having no root.
Any suggestions, 
thanking you
pradeep gummi

Check the following code:
    import org.jdom.transform.*;
    import org.jdom.*;
    import javax.xml.transform.*;
    import javax.xml.transform.stream.*;
    import org.jdom.output.*;

class YYYY{
public static void main(String args[]){
   Document abDoc = ab.getDocument();
     boolean isHTMLEmail = ab.isUserHTMLEmail();
     System.out.println("is HTML EMAIL " + isHTMLEmail);
	      File outputFile = new File("Announcement.dat");
	StringBuffer message1 = new StringBuffer();
   Document outputDocument = transformDocument(isHTMLEmail, abDoc);
DataOutputStream dos=new DataOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(outputFile));
	try {
		  XMLOutputter serializer = new XMLOutputter();
		  serializer.setIndent("  "); // use two space indent
		catch (IOException e) {

public static Document transformDocument(boolean isHTMLEmail, Document
doc) throws JDOMException{
			Document resultDoc = new Document();
			JDOMSource js = new JDOMSource(doc);
			StreamSource styleSheetSource;
			try {
	// source of the style sheet
styleSource= new StreamSource(this.textsheet);
//Create the Transformer
TransformerFactory transformerFactory= TransformerFactory.newInstance();
Transformer transformer =TransformerFactory.newTransformer(styleSource)
// Document object of the result
	JDOMResult out = new JDOMResult();
//Transform the document to output
	 transformer.transform(js, out);
	List resultList = out.getResult();
	return out.getDocument();

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