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Add Comment 

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 inserting a comment as child of an existing element.

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


import nu.xom.Builder;
import nu.xom.Comment;
import nu.xom.Document;
import nu.xom.Element;
import nu.xom.Elements;
import nu.xom.ParsingException;
import nu.xom.ValidityException;

public class AddComment {

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

    //Add comment as first child of root element
        Comment listComment = new Comment("List of students");
        root.insertChild(listComment, 0)//insert comment as first child of root
    //Get children
    Elements students = root.getChildElements();
    Comment nameComment = null;
    for (int i = ; i < students.size() ; i ++) {
      nameComment = new Comment("Student name");
      students.get(i).insertChild(nameComment, 0);


It gives the following output,
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