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public interface XMLFilter
implements XMLReader

Known Indirect Subclasses

Interface for an XML filter.

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An XML filter is like an XML reader, except that it obtains its events from another XML reader rather than a primary source like an XML document or database. Filters can modify a stream of events as they pass on to the final application.

The XMLFilterImpl helper class provides a convenient base for creating SAX2 filters, by passing on all EntityResolver, DTDHandler, ContentHandler and ErrorHandler events automatically.

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Public methods

abstract XMLReader getParent()

Get the parent reader.

abstract void setParent(XMLReader parent)

Set the parent reader.

Inherited methods

From interface org.xml.sax.XMLReader

Public methods


Added in API level 1
XMLReader getParent ()

Get the parent reader.

This method allows the application to query the parent reader (which may be another filter). It is generally a bad idea to perform any operations on the parent reader directly: they should all pass through this filter.

XMLReader The parent filter, or null if none has been set.


Added in API level 1
void setParent (XMLReader parent)

Set the parent reader.

This method allows the application to link the filter to a parent reader (which may be another filter). The argument may not be null.

parent XMLReader: The parent reader.
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