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javax.xml.stream.events
Interface Characters

All Superinterfaces:
XMLEvent, XMLStreamConstants

public interface Characters
extends XMLEvent

This describes the interface to Characters events. All text events get reported as Characters events. Content, CData and whitespace are all reported as Characters events. IgnorableWhitespace, in most cases, will be set to false unless an element declaration of element content is present for the current element.

Since:
1.6

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 getData()
          Get the character data of this event
 boolean isCData()
          Returns true if this is a CData section.
 boolean isIgnorableWhiteSpace()
          Return true if this is ignorableWhiteSpace.
 boolean isWhiteSpace()
          Returns true if this set of Characters is all whitespace.
 
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

getData

String getData()
Get the character data of this event


isWhiteSpace

boolean isWhiteSpace()
Returns true if this set of Characters is all whitespace. Whitespace inside a document is reported as CHARACTERS. This method allows checking of CHARACTERS events to see if they are composed of only whitespace characters


isCData

boolean isCData()
Returns true if this is a CData section. If this event is CData its event type will be CDATA If javax.xml.stream.isCoalescing is set to true CDATA Sections that are surrounded by non CDATA characters will be reported as a single Characters event. This method will return false in this case.


isIgnorableWhiteSpace

boolean isIgnorableWhiteSpace()
Return true if this is ignorableWhiteSpace. If this event is ignorableWhiteSpace its event type will be SPACE.


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