What are you using to parse the files? Is it something SAX-based or DOM-based or something completely different? If you are a SAX-based parser I guess you just won't get any event for text inside the tags (you get an event for the start tag and then for the end tag and nothing in between) If you're using some DOM implementation it's more or less the same but instead of not getting events there won't be any text-node childs of the element you're at. If you're using something else then I guess something else will happen. What is common though is that there is no "null". If there isn't any text-node there just isn't. /Marcus > -----Ursprungligt meddelande----- > Från: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org > [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] För Luther, Ron > Skickat: den 16 december 2003 14:06 > Till: List (E-mail) > Ämne: [thelist] n00b XML Question > > > Hi Gang, > > Another evolter beginning to fiddle about with XML ... (I spent most > of yesterday parsing through 27,000+ XML data files.) > > Anyway ... easy question ... > How is a null represented in an XML data stream? > > Is it "<ZZZ></ZZZ>"? (No value between the tags - but the tags > are in the stream.) > > Or is it ""? (No evidence of a 'ZZZ' element at all.) > > Or are they equivalent? > > > <tip type="XML Viewer" author="RonL."> > > The version I've been using isn't particularly stable if you open > more than two data files at once, but if you only look at one or > two at a time then 'Peter's XML Editor' (freeware I think) and > available from tucows seems reasonably decent. > > </tip> > > > Thanks, > > RonL. > * Too many clicks spoil the browse. > * Don't byte off more than you can view. > * A chat has nine lives. > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !