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Remove Empty Nodes From Dom Document

07.27.2010
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        // Snippit to remove an empty node from the document.
// Node node contains the node (or whole DOM document) from which you want to remove.
// String nameToRemove is the name of the Node you want to remove.

	private static void removeEmptyNodes(Node node, String nameToRemove) {
		NodeList nodeList = node.getChildNodes();
		for(int i=0; i < nodeList.getLength(); i++){
			Node childNode = nodeList.item(i);
			String nodeName = childNode.getNodeName(); 
			if(nodeName.equals(nameToRemove) && childNode.getTextContent().equals("")){
				childNode.getParentNode().removeChild(childNode);
				i--;

			}
			removeEmptyNodes(childNode, nameToRemove);
		}
	}