public interface Entity extends Node
nodeName attribute that is inherited from
Node contains the name of the entity.
An XML processor may choose to completely expand entities before the
structure model is passed to the DOM; in this case there will be no
EntityReference nodes in the document tree.
Note: If a parser expands entity references, the information contained in the corresponding Entity node becomes redundant. In the interest of footprint and performance, JSR 280 allows implementations to exclude Entity nodes corresponding to expanded entity references from the DOM tree if those references have been fully expanded by the parser.
XML does not mandate that a non-validating XML processor read and
process entity declarations made in the external subset or declared in
external parameter entities. This means that parsed entities declared in
the external subset need not be expanded by some classes of applications,
and that the replacement text of the entity may not be available. When
replacement text is available, the corresponding
node's child list represents the structure of that replacement value.
Otherwise, the child list is empty.
The DOM Level 2 and DOM Level 3 do not support editing
Entity nodes; if a
user wants to make changes to the contents of an
EntityReference node has to be replaced in the
structure model by a clone of the
Entity's contents, and
then the desired changes must be made to each of those clones instead.
Entity nodes and all their descendants are readonly.
Entity node does not have any parent.
Note: If the entity
contains an unbound namespace prefix, the
the corresponding node in the
Entity node subtree is
null. The same is true for
nodes that refer to this entity, when they are created using the
createEntityReference method of the
interface. The DOM Level 2 does not support any mechanism to resolve
See also the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification and .
|Modifier and Type||Method and Description|
For unparsed entities, the name of the notation for the entity.
The public identifier associated with the entity, if specified.
The system identifier associated with the entity, if specified.
appendChild, cloneNode, getAttributes, getChildNodes, getFeature, getFirstChild, getLastChild, getLocalName, getNamespaceURI, getNextSibling, getNodeName, getNodeType, getNodeValue, getOwnerDocument, getParentNode, getPrefix, getPreviousSibling, getTextContent, getUserData, hasAttributes, hasChildNodes, insertBefore, isSupported, normalize, removeChild, replaceChild, setNodeValue, setPrefix, setTextContent, setUserData
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