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DefaultHandler

public class DefaultHandler
extends Object implements EntityResolver, DTDHandler, ContentHandler, ErrorHandler

java.lang.Object
   ↳ org.xml.sax.helpers.DefaultHandler
Known Direct Subclasses


Default base class for SAX2 event handlers.

This module, both source code and documentation, is in the Public Domain, and comes with NO WARRANTY. See http://www.saxproject.org for further information.

This class is available as a convenience base class for SAX2 applications: it provides default implementations for all of the callbacks in the four core SAX2 handler classes:

Application writers can extend this class when they need to implement only part of an interface; parser writers can instantiate this class to provide default handlers when the application has not supplied its own.

This class replaces the deprecated SAX1 HandlerBase class.

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Summary

Public constructors

DefaultHandler()

Public methods

void characters(char[] ch, int start, int length)

Receive notification of character data inside an element.

void endDocument()

Receive notification of the end of the document.

void endElement(String uri, String localName, String qName)

Receive notification of the end of an element.

void endPrefixMapping(String prefix)

Receive notification of the end of a Namespace mapping.

void error(SAXParseException e)

Receive notification of a recoverable parser error.

void fatalError(SAXParseException e)

Report a fatal XML parsing error.

void ignorableWhitespace(char[] ch, int start, int length)

Receive notification of ignorable whitespace in element content.

void notationDecl(String name, String publicId, String systemId)

Receive notification of a notation declaration.

void processingInstruction(String target, String data)

Receive notification of a processing instruction.

InputSource resolveEntity(String publicId, String systemId)

Resolve an external entity.

void setDocumentLocator(Locator locator)

Receive a Locator object for document events.

void skippedEntity(String name)

Receive notification of a skipped entity.

void startDocument()

Receive notification of the beginning of the document.

void startElement(String uri, String localName, String qName, Attributes attributes)

Receive notification of the start of an element.

void startPrefixMapping(String prefix, String uri)

Receive notification of the start of a Namespace mapping.

void unparsedEntityDecl(String name, String publicId, String systemId, String notationName)

Receive notification of an unparsed entity declaration.

void warning(SAXParseException e)

Receive notification of a parser warning.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Object
From interface org.xml.sax.EntityResolver
From interface org.xml.sax.DTDHandler
From interface org.xml.sax.ContentHandler
From interface org.xml.sax.ErrorHandler

Public constructors

DefaultHandler

Added in API level 1
DefaultHandler ()

Public methods

characters

Added in API level 1
void characters (char[] ch, 
                int start, 
                int length)

Receive notification of character data inside an element.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method to take specific actions for each chunk of character data (such as adding the data to a node or buffer, or printing it to a file).

Parameters
ch char: The characters.
start int: The start position in the character array.
length int: The number of characters to use from the character array.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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endDocument

Added in API level 1
void endDocument ()

Receive notification of the end of the document.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions at the end of a document (such as finalising a tree or closing an output file).

Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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endElement

Added in API level 1
void endElement (String uri, 
                String localName, 
                String qName)

Receive notification of the end of an element.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions at the end of each element (such as finalising a tree node or writing output to a file).

Parameters
uri String: The Namespace URI, or the empty string if the element has no Namespace URI or if Namespace processing is not being performed.
localName String: The local name (without prefix), or the empty string if Namespace processing is not being performed.
qName String: The qualified name (with prefix), or the empty string if qualified names are not available.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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endPrefixMapping

Added in API level 1
void endPrefixMapping (String prefix)

Receive notification of the end of a Namespace mapping.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions at the end of each prefix mapping.

Parameters
prefix String: The Namespace prefix being declared.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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error

Added in API level 1
void error (SAXParseException e)

Receive notification of a recoverable parser error.

The default implementation does nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions for each error, such as inserting the message in a log file or printing it to the console.

Parameters
e SAXParseException: The warning information encoded as an exception.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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fatalError

Added in API level 1
void fatalError (SAXParseException e)

Report a fatal XML parsing error.

The default implementation throws a SAXParseException. Application writers may override this method in a subclass if they need to take specific actions for each fatal error (such as collecting all of the errors into a single report): in any case, the application must stop all regular processing when this method is invoked, since the document is no longer reliable, and the parser may no longer report parsing events.

Parameters
e SAXParseException: The error information encoded as an exception.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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ignorableWhitespace

Added in API level 1
void ignorableWhitespace (char[] ch, 
                int start, 
                int length)

Receive notification of ignorable whitespace in element content.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method to take specific actions for each chunk of ignorable whitespace (such as adding data to a node or buffer, or printing it to a file).

Parameters
ch char: The whitespace characters.
start int: The start position in the character array.
length int: The number of characters to use from the character array.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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notationDecl

Added in API level 1
void notationDecl (String name, 
                String publicId, 
                String systemId)

Receive notification of a notation declaration.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass if they wish to keep track of the notations declared in a document.

Parameters
name String: The notation name.
publicId String: The notation public identifier, or null if not available.
systemId String: The notation system identifier.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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processingInstruction

Added in API level 1
void processingInstruction (String target, 
                String data)

Receive notification of a processing instruction.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions for each processing instruction, such as setting status variables or invoking other methods.

Parameters
target String: The processing instruction target.
data String: The processing instruction data, or null if none is supplied.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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resolveEntity

Added in API level 1
InputSource resolveEntity (String publicId, 
                String systemId)

Resolve an external entity.

Always return null, so that the parser will use the system identifier provided in the XML document. This method implements the SAX default behaviour: application writers can override it in a subclass to do special translations such as catalog lookups or URI redirection.

Parameters
publicId String: The public identifer, or null if none is available.
systemId String: The system identifier provided in the XML document.
Returns
InputSource The new input source, or null to require the default behaviour.
Throws
IOException If there is an error setting up the new input source.
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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setDocumentLocator

Added in API level 1
void setDocumentLocator (Locator locator)

Receive a Locator object for document events.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass if they wish to store the locator for use with other document events.

Parameters
locator Locator: A locator for all SAX document events.

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skippedEntity

Added in API level 1
void skippedEntity (String name)

Receive notification of a skipped entity.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions for each processing instruction, such as setting status variables or invoking other methods.

Parameters
name String: The name of the skipped entity.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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startDocument

Added in API level 1
void startDocument ()

Receive notification of the beginning of the document.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions at the beginning of a document (such as allocating the root node of a tree or creating an output file).

Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

See also:

startElement

Added in API level 1
void startElement (String uri, 
                String localName, 
                String qName, 
                Attributes attributes)

Receive notification of the start of an element.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions at the start of each element (such as allocating a new tree node or writing output to a file).

Parameters
uri String: The Namespace URI, or the empty string if the element has no Namespace URI or if Namespace processing is not being performed.
localName String: The local name (without prefix), or the empty string if Namespace processing is not being performed.
qName String: The qualified name (with prefix), or the empty string if qualified names are not available.
attributes Attributes: The attributes attached to the element. If there are no attributes, it shall be an empty Attributes object.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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startPrefixMapping

Added in API level 1
void startPrefixMapping (String prefix, 
                String uri)

Receive notification of the start of a Namespace mapping.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions at the start of each Namespace prefix scope (such as storing the prefix mapping).

Parameters
prefix String: The Namespace prefix being declared.
uri String: The Namespace URI mapped to the prefix.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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unparsedEntityDecl

Added in API level 1
void unparsedEntityDecl (String name, 
                String publicId, 
                String systemId, 
                String notationName)

Receive notification of an unparsed entity declaration.

By default, do nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to keep track of the unparsed entities declared in a document.

Parameters
name String: The entity name.
publicId String: The entity public identifier, or null if not available.
systemId String: The entity system identifier.
notationName String: The name of the associated notation.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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warning

Added in API level 1
void warning (SAXParseException e)

Receive notification of a parser warning.

The default implementation does nothing. Application writers may override this method in a subclass to take specific actions for each warning, such as inserting the message in a log file or printing it to the console.

Parameters
e SAXParseException: The warning information encoded as an exception.
Throws
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.

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