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5 Package Range APIs for C

Package Range contains APIs for two interfaces.

This chapter contains the following sections:

See Also:


DocumentRange Interface

Table 5-1 summarizes the methods available through the DocumentRange interface.

Table 5-1 Summary of DocumentRange Methods; Package Range

Function Summary

XmlDomCreateRange()

Create Range object.



XmlDomCreateRange()

The only one method of DocumentRange interface, used to create a Range object.

Syntax

xmlrange* XmlDomCreateRange(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmldocnode *doc);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
existing NodeIterator, or NULL to allocate new
doc
IN
document to which the new Range is attached

Returns

(xmlrange *) original or new Range object.


Range Interface

Table 5-2 summarizes the methods available through the Range interface.

Table 5-2 Summary of Range Methods; Package Range

Function Summary

XmlDomRangeClone()

Clone a range.

XmlDomRangeCloneContents()

Clone contents selected by a range.

XmlDomRangeCollapse()

Collapse range to either start point or end point.

XmlDomRangeCompareBoundaryPoints()

Compare boundary points of two ranges.

XmlDomRangeDeleteContents()

Delete content selected by a range.

XmlDomRangeDetach()

Detach a range.

XmlDomRangeExtractContents()

Extract contents selected by a range.

XmlDomRangeGetCollapsed()

Return whether the range is collapsed.

XmlDomRangeGetCommonAncestor()

Return deepest common ancestor node of two boundary points.

XmlDomRangeGetDetached()

Return whether the range is detached.

XmlDomRangeGetEndContainer()

Return range end container node.

XmlDomRangeGetEndOffset()

Return range end offset.

XmlDomRangeGetStartContainer()

Return range start container node.

XmlDomRangeGetStartOffset()

Return range start offset.

XmlDomRangeIsConsistent()

Return whether the range is consistent.

XmlDomRangeSelectNode()

Select a node as a range.

XmlDomRangeSelectNodeContents()

Define range to select node contents.

XmlDomRangeSetEnd()

Set the end point.

XmlDomRangeSetEndBefore()

Set the end point before a node.

XmlDomRangeSetStart()

Set the start point.

XmlDomRangeSetStartAfter()

Set the start point after a node.

XmlDomRangeSetStartBefore()

Set the start point before a node.



XmlDomRangeClone()

Clone a Range. Clones the range without affecting the content selected by the original range. Returns NULL if an error.

Syntax

xmlrange* XmlDomRangeClone(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(xmlrange *) new range that clones the old one


XmlDomRangeCloneContents()

Clone contents selected by a range. Clones but does not delete contents selected by a range. Performs the range consistency check and sets retval to an error code if an error.

Syntax

xmlnode* XmlDomRangeCloneContents(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(xmlnode *) cloned contents


XmlDomRangeCollapse()

Collapses the range to either start point or end point. The point where it is collapsed to is assumed to be a valid point in the document which this range is attached to.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeCollapse(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   boolean tostart);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
tostart
IN
indicates whether to collapse to start (TRUE) or to end (FALSE)

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code


XmlDomRangeCompareBoundaryPoints()

Compares two boundary points of two different ranges. Returns -1,0,1 depending on whether the corresponding boundary point of the range (range) is before, equal, or after the corresponding boundary point of the second range (srange). It returns ~(int)0 if two ranges are attached to two different documents or if one of them is detached.

Syntax

sb4 XmlDomRangeCompareBoundaryPoints(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlcmphow how, 
   xmlrange *srange, 
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
how
IN
xmlcmphow value; how to compare
srange
IN
range object with which to compare
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(sb4) strcmp-like comparison result


XmlDomRangeDeleteContents()

Delete content selected by a range. Deletes content selected by a range. Performs the range consistency check and sets retval to an error code if an error.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeDeleteContents(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code


XmlDomRangeDetach()

Detaches the range from the document and places it (range) in invalid state.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeDetach(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code


XmlDomRangeExtractContents()

Extract contents selected by a range. Clones and deletes contents selected by a range. Performs the range consistency check and sets retval to an error code if an error.

Syntax

xmlnode* XmlDomRangeExtractContents(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range,
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(xmlnode *) extracted


XmlDomRangeGetCollapsed()

Returns TRUE if the range is collapsed and is not detached, otherwise returns FALSE.

Syntax

boolean XmlDomRangeGetCollapsed(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(boolean) TRUE if the range is collapsed, FALSE otherwise


XmlDomRangeGetCommonAncestor()

Returns deepest common ancestor node of two boundary points of the range if the range is not detached, otherwise returns NULL. It is assumed that the range is in a consistent state.

Syntax

xmlnode* XmlDomRangeGetCommonAncestor(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(xmlnode *) deepest common ancestor node [or NULL]


XmlDomRangeGetDetached()

Return whether the range is detached. Returns TRUE if the range is detached and is not NULL. Otherwise returns FALSE.

Syntax

ub1 XmlDomRangeGetDetached(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object

Returns

(ub1) TRUE if the range is detached, FALSE otherwise


XmlDomRangeGetEndContainer()

Returns range end container node if the range is not detached, otherwise returns NULL.

Syntax

xmlnode* XmlDomRangeGetEndContainer(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range,
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(xmlnode *) range end container node [or NULL]


XmlDomRangeGetEndOffset()

Returns range end offset if the range is not detached, otherwise returns ~(ub4)0 [the maximum ub4 value].

Syntax

ub4 XmlDomRangeGetEndOffset(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(ub4) range end offset [or ub4 maximum]


XmlDomRangeGetStartContainer()

Returns range start container node if the range is valid and is not detached, otherwise returns NULL.

Syntax

xmlnode* XmlDomRangeGetStartContainer(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(xmlnode *) range start container node


XmlDomRangeGetStartOffset()

Returns range start offset if the range is not detached, otherwise returns ~(ub4)0 [the maximum ub4 value].

Syntax

ub4 XmlDomRangeGetStartOffset(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(ub4) range start offset [or ub4 maximum]


XmlDomRangeIsConsistent()

Return whether the range is consistent. Returns TRUE if the range is consistent: both points are under the same root and the start point is before or equal to the end point. Otherwise returns FALSE.

Syntax

boolean XmlDomRangeIsConsistent(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlerr *xerr);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
xerr
OUT
numeric return code

Returns

(ub1) TRUE if the range is consistent, FALSE otherwise


XmlDomRangeSelectNode()

Sets the range end point and start point so that the parent node of this node becomes the container node, and the offset is the offset of this node among the children of its parent. The range becomes collapsed. It is assumed that the node is a valid node of its document. If the range is detached, it is ignored, and the range becomes attached.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeSelectNode(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlnode *node);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
node
IN
XML node

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code


XmlDomRangeSelectNodeContents()

Sets the range start point to the start of the node contents and the end point to the end of the node contents. It is assumed that the node is a valid document node. If the range is detached, it is ignored, and the range becomes attached.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeSelectNodeContents(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlnode *node);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
node
IN
XML node

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code


XmlDomRangeSetEnd()

Sets the range end point. If it has a root container other than the current one for the range, the range is collapsed to the new position. If the end is set to be at a position before the start, the range is collapsed to that position. Returns xmlerr value. according to the description where this type is defined. It is assumed that the start point of the range is a valid start point.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeSetEnd(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlnode *node, 
   ub4 offset);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
node
IN
XML node
offset
IN
ending offset

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code


XmlDomRangeSetEndBefore()

Sets the range end point before a node. If it has a root container other than the current one for the range, the range is collapsed to the new position. If the before node sets the end to be at a position before the start, the range is collapsed to new position. Returns xmlerr value according to the description where this type is defined. It is assumed that the start point of the range is a valid start point.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeSetEndBefore(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlnode *node);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
node
IN
XML node

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code


XmlDomRangeSetStart()

Sets the range start point. If it has a root container other than the current one for the range, the range is collapsed to the new position. If the start is set to be at a position after the end, the range is collapsed to that position. Returns xmlerr value according to the description where this type is defined. It is assumed that the end point of the range is a valid end point.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeSetStart(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlnode *node, 
   ub4 offset);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
node
IN
XML node
offset
IN
starting offset

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code


XmlDomRangeSetStartAfter()

Sets the range start point after a node. If it has a root container other than the current one, the range is collapsed to the new position. If the previous node sets the start after the end, the range is collapsed to a new position. It is assumed that the end point of the range is a valid end point.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeSetStartAfter(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlnode *node);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
node
IN
XML node

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code


XmlDomRangeSetStartBefore()

Sets the range start point before a node. If it has a root container other than the current one, the range is collapsed to the new position with offset 0. If the previous node sets the start after the end, the range is collapsed to a new position. It is assumed that the end point of the range is a valid end point.

Syntax

xmlerr XmlDomRangeSetStartBefore(
   xmlctx *xctx, 
   xmlrange *range, 
   xmlnode *node);
Parameter In/Out Description
xctx
IN
XML context
range
IN
range object
node
IN
XML node

Returns

(xmlerr) numeric return code