Jorge Pinto - 2009-05-12

Hi all,

I'm trying to use XMLMerge in my application to deal with really big XML files.
It seems de API covers all my neccesities with regular XML, but I have problems when handling XML files with NameSpaces.
I'm not sure if there's a way to make something like this:

<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="" xmlns:cim="">
    <cim:RegularTimePoint rdf:ID="0"/>
    <cim:RegularTimePoint rdf:ID="1"/>

-- PATCH --
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="" xmlns:cim="">
    <cim:RegularTimePoint rdf:ID="1">SomeValue</cim:RegularTimePoint>

-- RESULT --
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="" xmlns:cim="">
    <cim:RegularTimePoint rdf:ID="0"/>
    <cim:RegularTimePoint rdf:ID="1">SomeValue</cim:RegularTimePoint>

I've tried to use a custom matcher (quite similar to IdMatcher), but the result is not the expected one:

public class RdfIdMatcher implements Matcher {
    public boolean matches(Element originalElement, Element patchElement) {
        boolean b1 = originalElement.getQualifiedName().equals(patchElement.getQualifiedName());
        boolean b2 = originalElement.getAttribute("rdf:ID") != null;
        boolean b3 = patchElement.getAttribute("rdf:ID") != null;
        boolean b4 = originalElement.getAttributeValue("rdf:ID").equals(patchElement.getAttributeValue("rdf:ID"));
        return b1 && b2 && b3 && b4;

The main class have something like this:

public class PruebaXMLMerge {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception{
        InputStream file1 = new FileInputStream("C:/XMLTemp/file11.xml"); 
        InputStream file2 = new FileInputStream("C:/XMLTemp/file22.xml");
        Document doc = merge(file1, file2);
    private static Document merge(InputStream... files) throws Exception {   
        DocumentBuilderFactory docBuilderFactory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();   
        DocumentBuilder docBuilder = docBuilderFactory.newDocumentBuilder();
        Configurer config = new PropertyXPathConfigurer("xpath.path1=/rdf:RDF/cim:RegularTimePoint \n matcher.path1=com.everis.denise.prueba.RdfIdMatcher");
        XmlMerge xmlM = new ConfigurableXmlMerge(config);
        Document doc = docBuilder.parse(xmlM.merge(files));
        return doc;
    private static void print(Document doc) throws Exception {   
        TransformerFactory transformerFactory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();   
        Transformer transformer = transformerFactory.newTransformer();   
        DOMSource source = new DOMSource(doc);   
        Result result = new StreamResult("C:/XMLTemp/Result.xml");
        transformer.transform(source, result); 

Every suggestion is welcomed.