Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.xml.stream
Interface XMLEventReader

All Superinterfaces:
Iterator
All Known Implementing Classes:
EventReaderDelegate

public interface XMLEventReader
extends Iterator

This is the top level interface for parsing XML Events. It provides the ability to peek at the next event and returns configuration information through the property interface.

Since:
1.6
See Also:
XMLInputFactory, XMLEventWriter

Method Summary
 void close()
          Frees any resources associated with this Reader.
 String getElementText()
          Reads the content of a text-only element.
 Object getProperty(String name)
          Get the value of a feature/property from the underlying implementation
 boolean hasNext()
          Check if there are more events.
 XMLEvent nextEvent()
          Get the next XMLEvent
 XMLEvent nextTag()
          Skips any insignificant space events until a START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT is reached.
 XMLEvent peek()
          Check the next XMLEvent without reading it from the stream.
 
Methods inherited from interface java.util.Iterator
next, remove
 

Method Detail

nextEvent

XMLEvent nextEvent()
                   throws XMLStreamException
Get the next XMLEvent

Throws:
XMLStreamException - if there is an error with the underlying XML.
NoSuchElementException - iteration has no more elements.
See Also:
XMLEvent

hasNext

boolean hasNext()
Check if there are more events. Returns true if there are more events and false otherwise.

Specified by:
hasNext in interface Iterator
Returns:
true if the event reader has more events, false otherwise

peek

XMLEvent peek()
              throws XMLStreamException
Check the next XMLEvent without reading it from the stream. Returns null if the stream is at EOF or has no more XMLEvents. A call to peek() will be equal to the next return of next().

Throws:
XMLStreamException
See Also:
XMLEvent

getElementText

String getElementText()
                      throws XMLStreamException
Reads the content of a text-only element. Precondition: the current event is START_ELEMENT. Postcondition: The current event is the corresponding END_ELEMENT.

Throws:
XMLStreamException - if the current event is not a START_ELEMENT or if a non text element is encountered

nextTag

XMLEvent nextTag()
                 throws XMLStreamException
Skips any insignificant space events until a START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT is reached. If anything other than space characters are encountered, an exception is thrown. This method should be used when processing element-only content because the parser is not able to recognize ignorable whitespace if the DTD is missing or not interpreted.

Throws:
XMLStreamException - if anything other than space characters are encountered

getProperty

Object getProperty(String name)
                   throws IllegalArgumentException
Get the value of a feature/property from the underlying implementation

Parameters:
name - The name of the property
Returns:
The value of the property
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the property is not supported

close

void close()
           throws XMLStreamException
Frees any resources associated with this Reader. This method does not close the underlying input source.

Throws:
XMLStreamException - if there are errors freeing associated resources

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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