Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.xml.stream
Class XMLOutputFactory

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.xml.stream.XMLOutputFactory

public abstract class XMLOutputFactory
extends Object

Defines an abstract implementation of a factory for getting XMLEventWriters and XMLStreamWriters. The following table defines the standard properties of this specification. Each property varies in the level of support required by each implementation. The level of support required is described in the 'Required' column.

Configuration parameters
Property Name Behavior Return type Default Value Required
javax.xml.stream.isRepairingNamespacesdefaults prefixes on the output sideBooleanFalseYes

The following paragraphs describe the namespace and prefix repair algorithm:

The property can be set with the following code line: setProperty("javax.xml.stream.isRepairingNamespaces",new Boolean(true|false));

This property specifies that the writer default namespace prefix declarations. The default value is false.

If a writer isRepairingNamespaces it will create a namespace declaration on the current StartElement for any attribute that does not currently have a namespace declaration in scope. If the StartElement has a uri but no prefix specified a prefix will be assigned, if the prefix has not been declared in a parent of the current StartElement it will be declared on the current StartElement. If the defaultNamespace is bound and in scope and the default namespace matches the URI of the attribute or StartElement QName no prefix will be assigned.

If an element or attribute name has a prefix, but is not bound to any namespace URI, then the prefix will be removed during serialization.

If element and/or attribute names in the same start or empty-element tag are bound to different namespace URIs and are using the same prefix then the element or the first occurring attribute retains the original prefix and the following attributes have their prefixes replaced with a new prefix that is bound to the namespace URIs of those attributes.

If an element or attribute name uses a prefix that is bound to a different URI than that inherited from the namespace context of the parent of that element and there is no namespace declaration in the context of the current element then such a namespace declaration is added.

If an element or attribute name is bound to a prefix and there is a namespace declaration that binds that prefix to a different URI then that namespace declaration is either removed if the correct mapping is inherited from the parent context of that element, or changed to the namespace URI of the element or attribute using that prefix.

Since:
1.6
See Also:
XMLInputFactory, XMLEventWriter, XMLStreamWriter

Field Summary
static String IS_REPAIRING_NAMESPACES
          Property used to set prefix defaulting on the output side
 
Constructor Summary
protected XMLOutputFactory()
           
 
Method Summary
abstract  XMLEventWriter createXMLEventWriter(OutputStream stream)
          Create a new XMLEventWriter that writes to a stream
abstract  XMLEventWriter createXMLEventWriter(OutputStream stream, String encoding)
          Create a new XMLEventWriter that writes to a stream
abstract  XMLEventWriter createXMLEventWriter(Result result)
          Create a new XMLEventWriter that writes to a JAXP result.
abstract  XMLEventWriter createXMLEventWriter(Writer stream)
          Create a new XMLEventWriter that writes to a writer
abstract  XMLStreamWriter createXMLStreamWriter(OutputStream stream)
          Create a new XMLStreamWriter that writes to a stream
abstract  XMLStreamWriter createXMLStreamWriter(OutputStream stream, String encoding)
          Create a new XMLStreamWriter that writes to a stream
abstract  XMLStreamWriter createXMLStreamWriter(Result result)
          Create a new XMLStreamWriter that writes to a JAXP result.
abstract  XMLStreamWriter createXMLStreamWriter(Writer stream)
          Create a new XMLStreamWriter that writes to a writer
abstract  Object getProperty(String name)
          Get a feature/property on the underlying implementation
abstract  boolean isPropertySupported(String name)
          Query the set of properties that this factory supports.
static XMLOutputFactory newFactory()
          Create a new instance of the factory.
static XMLOutputFactory newFactory(String factoryId, ClassLoader classLoader)
          Create a new instance of the factory.
static XMLOutputFactory newInstance()
          Create a new instance of the factory.
static XMLInputFactory newInstance(String factoryId, ClassLoader classLoader)
          Deprecated. This method has been deprecated because it returns an instance of XMLInputFactory, which is of the wrong class. Use the new method newFactory(java.lang.String, java.lang.ClassLoader) instead.
abstract  void setProperty(String name, Object value)
          Allows the user to set specific features/properties on the underlying implementation.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

IS_REPAIRING_NAMESPACES

public static final String IS_REPAIRING_NAMESPACES
Property used to set prefix defaulting on the output side

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail

XMLOutputFactory

protected XMLOutputFactory()
Method Detail

newInstance

public static XMLOutputFactory newInstance()
                                    throws FactoryConfigurationError
Create a new instance of the factory.

Throws:
FactoryConfigurationError - if an instance of this factory cannot be loaded

newFactory

public static XMLOutputFactory newFactory()
                                   throws FactoryConfigurationError
Create a new instance of the factory. This static method creates a new factory instance. This method uses the following ordered lookup procedure to determine the XMLOutputFactory implementation class to load: Use the javax.xml.stream.XMLOutputFactory system property. Use the properties file "lib/stax.properties" in the JRE directory. This configuration file is in standard java.util.Properties format and contains the fully qualified name of the implementation class with the key being the system property defined above. Use the Services API (as detailed in the JAR specification), if available, to determine the classname. The Services API will look for a classname in the file META-INF/services/javax.xml.stream.XMLOutputFactory in jars available to the runtime. Platform default XMLOutputFactory instance. Once an application has obtained a reference to a XMLOutputFactory it can use the factory to configure and obtain stream instances. Note that this is a new method that replaces the deprecated newInstance() method. No changes in behavior are defined by this replacement method relative to the deprecated method.

Throws:
FactoryConfigurationError - if an instance of this factory cannot be loaded

newInstance

public static XMLInputFactory newInstance(String factoryId,
                                          ClassLoader classLoader)
                                   throws FactoryConfigurationError
Deprecated. This method has been deprecated because it returns an instance of XMLInputFactory, which is of the wrong class. Use the new method newFactory(java.lang.String, java.lang.ClassLoader) instead.

Create a new instance of the factory.

Parameters:
factoryId - Name of the factory to find, same as a property name
classLoader - classLoader to use
Returns:
the factory implementation
Throws:
FactoryConfigurationError - if an instance of this factory cannot be loaded

newFactory

public static XMLOutputFactory newFactory(String factoryId,
                                          ClassLoader classLoader)
                                   throws FactoryConfigurationError
Create a new instance of the factory. If the classLoader argument is null, then the ContextClassLoader is used. Note that this is a new method that replaces the deprecated newInstance(String factoryId, ClassLoader classLoader) method. No changes in behavior are defined by this replacement method relative to the deprecated method.

Parameters:
factoryId - Name of the factory to find, same as a property name
classLoader - classLoader to use
Returns:
the factory implementation
Throws:
FactoryConfigurationError - if an instance of this factory cannot be loaded

createXMLStreamWriter

public abstract XMLStreamWriter createXMLStreamWriter(Writer stream)
                                               throws XMLStreamException
Create a new XMLStreamWriter that writes to a writer

Parameters:
stream - the writer to write to
Throws:
XMLStreamException

createXMLStreamWriter

public abstract XMLStreamWriter createXMLStreamWriter(OutputStream stream)
                                               throws XMLStreamException
Create a new XMLStreamWriter that writes to a stream

Parameters:
stream - the stream to write to
Throws:
XMLStreamException

createXMLStreamWriter

public abstract XMLStreamWriter createXMLStreamWriter(OutputStream stream,
                                                      String encoding)
                                               throws XMLStreamException
Create a new XMLStreamWriter that writes to a stream

Parameters:
stream - the stream to write to
encoding - the encoding to use
Throws:
XMLStreamException

createXMLStreamWriter

public abstract XMLStreamWriter createXMLStreamWriter(Result result)
                                               throws XMLStreamException
Create a new XMLStreamWriter that writes to a JAXP result. This method is optional.

Parameters:
result - the result to write to
Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - if this method is not supported by this XMLOutputFactory
XMLStreamException

createXMLEventWriter

public abstract XMLEventWriter createXMLEventWriter(Result result)
                                             throws XMLStreamException
Create a new XMLEventWriter that writes to a JAXP result. This method is optional.

Parameters:
result - the result to write to
Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - if this method is not supported by this XMLOutputFactory
XMLStreamException

createXMLEventWriter

public abstract XMLEventWriter createXMLEventWriter(OutputStream stream)
                                             throws XMLStreamException
Create a new XMLEventWriter that writes to a stream

Parameters:
stream - the stream to write to
Throws:
XMLStreamException

createXMLEventWriter

public abstract XMLEventWriter createXMLEventWriter(OutputStream stream,
                                                    String encoding)
                                             throws XMLStreamException
Create a new XMLEventWriter that writes to a stream

Parameters:
stream - the stream to write to
encoding - the encoding to use
Throws:
XMLStreamException

createXMLEventWriter

public abstract XMLEventWriter createXMLEventWriter(Writer stream)
                                             throws XMLStreamException
Create a new XMLEventWriter that writes to a writer

Parameters:
stream - the stream to write to
Throws:
XMLStreamException

setProperty

public abstract void setProperty(String name,
                                 Object value)
                          throws IllegalArgumentException
Allows the user to set specific features/properties on the underlying implementation.

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

getProperty

public abstract Object getProperty(String name)
                            throws IllegalArgumentException
Get a feature/property on the underlying implementation

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

isPropertySupported

public abstract boolean isPropertySupported(String name)
Query the set of properties that this factory supports.

Parameters:
name - The name of the property (may not be null)
Returns:
true if the property is supported and false otherwise

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