Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.xml.stream.events
Interface Attribute

All Superinterfaces:
XMLEvent, XMLStreamConstants
All Known Subinterfaces:
Namespace

public interface Attribute
extends XMLEvent

An interface that contains information about an attribute. Attributes are reported as a set of events accessible from a StartElement. Other applications may report Attributes as first-order events, for example as the results of an XPath expression.

Since:
1.6
See Also:
StartElement

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from interface javax.xml.stream.XMLStreamConstants
ATTRIBUTE, CDATA, CHARACTERS, COMMENT, DTD, END_DOCUMENT, END_ELEMENT, ENTITY_DECLARATION, ENTITY_REFERENCE, NAMESPACE, NOTATION_DECLARATION, PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION, SPACE, START_DOCUMENT, START_ELEMENT
 
Method Summary
 String getDTDType()
          Gets the type of this attribute, default is the String "CDATA"
 QName getName()
          Returns the QName for this attribute
 String getValue()
          Gets the normalized value of this attribute
 boolean isSpecified()
          A flag indicating whether this attribute was actually specified in the start-tag of its element, or was defaulted from the schema.
 
Methods inherited from interface javax.xml.stream.events.XMLEvent
asCharacters, asEndElement, asStartElement, getEventType, getLocation, getSchemaType, isAttribute, isCharacters, isEndDocument, isEndElement, isEntityReference, isNamespace, isProcessingInstruction, isStartDocument, isStartElement, writeAsEncodedUnicode
 

Method Detail

getName

QName getName()
Returns the QName for this attribute


getValue

String getValue()
Gets the normalized value of this attribute


getDTDType

String getDTDType()
Gets the type of this attribute, default is the String "CDATA"

Returns:
the type as a String, default is "CDATA"

isSpecified

boolean isSpecified()
A flag indicating whether this attribute was actually specified in the start-tag of its element, or was defaulted from the schema.

Returns:
returns true if this was specified in the start element

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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