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Remove Attribute 

XOM (XML Object Model) is a tree based java API for processing XML by taking the best ideas from SAX and DOM. It is simple, fast and easy to use. This requires the library xom-1.2.7.jar to be in classpath. The following example shows removing an attribute from a specific element.

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Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  [email protected]
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.xom.tests;


import nu.xom.Attribute;
import nu.xom.Builder;
import nu.xom.Document;
import nu.xom.Elements;
import nu.xom.ParsingException;
import nu.xom.ValidityException;

public class RemoveAttribute {

   @param args
   @throws IOException 
   @throws ParsingException 
   @throws ValidityException 
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows ValidityException, ParsingException, IOException {
    Builder builder = new Builder();
    InputStream ins = RemoveAttribute.class.getClassLoader()
    //Reads and parses the XML
    Document doc =;

    //Get children
    Elements numbers = doc.getRootElement().getChildElements();
    Attribute evenAttribute = null;
    for (int i = ; i < numbers.size() ; i ++) {
      //Get the attribute by name
      evenAttribute = numbers.get(i).getAttribute("even");
      if (evenAttribute != null) {
        //Remove the attribute


It gives the following output,
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