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Oracle® Database XML Java API Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Interface LSResourceResolver

public interface LSResourceResolver

LSResourceResolver provides a way for applications to redirect references to external resources.

Applications needing to implement custom handling for external resources can implement this interface and register their implementation by setting the resourceResolver attribute of the LSParser.

The LSParser will then allow the application to intercept any external entities (including the external DTD subset and external parameter entities) before including them.

Many DOM applications will not need to implement this interface, but it will be especially useful for applications that build XML documents from databases or other specialized input sources, or for applications that use URN's.

Note: LSResourceResolver is based on the SAX2 [SAX] EntityResolver interface.

See also the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Load and Save Specification.

Method Summary
 LSInput resolveResource(java.lang.String type, java.lang.String namespaceURI, java.lang.String publicId, java.lang.String systemId, java.lang.String baseURI)
          Allow the application to resolve external resources.


Method Detail


LSInput resolveResource(java.lang.String type,
                        java.lang.String namespaceURI,
                        java.lang.String publicId,
                        java.lang.String systemId,
                        java.lang.String baseURI)
Allow the application to resolve external resources.
The LSParser will call this method before opening any external resource except the top-level document entity (including the external DTD subset, external entities referenced within the DTD, and external entities referenced within the document element); the application may request that the LSParser resolve the resource itself, that it use an alternative URI, or that it use an entirely different input source.
Application writers can use this method to redirect external system identifiers to secure and/or local URI's, to look up public identifiers in a catalogue, or to read an entity from a database or other input source (including, for example, a dialog box).
If the system identifier is a URI, the LSParser must resolve it fully before calling this method.
type - The type of the resource being resolved. For XML [XML 1.0] resources (i.e. entities), applications must use the value "", for XML Schema [XML Schema Part 1] , applications must use the value "". Other types of resources are outside the scope of this specification and therefore should recommend an absolute URI in order to use this method.
namespaceURI - The namespace of the resource being resolved, i.e. the namespace of the XML Schema [XML Schema Part 1] when resolving XML Schema resources.
publicId - The public identifier of the external entity being referenced, or null if no public identifier was supplied or if the resource is not an entity.
systemId - The system identifier, a URI reference [IETF RFC 2396], of the external resource being referenced.
baseURI - The absolute base URI of the resource being parsed, or null if there is no base URI.
A LSInput object describing the new input source, or null to request that the parser open a regular URI connection to the system identifier.

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