DOMEntityResolver Class Reference

DOMEntityResolver provides a way for applications to redirect references to external entities. More...

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Public Member Functions

Destructor
virtual ~DOMEntityResolver ()
 Destructor.
Functions introduced in DOM Level 2
virtual DOMInputSourceresolveEntity (const XMLCh *const publicId, const XMLCh *const systemId, const XMLCh *const baseURI)=0
 Allow the application to resolve external entities.

Protected Member Functions

Hidden constructors
 DOMEntityResolver ()


Detailed Description

DOMEntityResolver provides a way for applications to redirect references to external entities.

Applications needing to implement customized handling for external entities must implement this interface and register their implementation by setting the entityResolver attribute of the DOMBuilder.

The DOMBuilder will then allow the application to intercept any external entities (including the external DTD subset and external parameter entities) before including them.

Many DOM applications will not need to implement this interface, but it will be especially useful for applications that build XML documents from databases or other specialized input sources, or for applications that use URNs.

See also:
DOMBuilder::setEntityResolver

DOMInputSource::DOMInputSource

Since:
DOM Level 3

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

DOMEntityResolver::DOMEntityResolver (  )  [protected]

virtual DOMEntityResolver::~DOMEntityResolver (  )  [virtual]

Destructor.


Member Function Documentation

virtual DOMInputSource* DOMEntityResolver::resolveEntity ( const XMLCh *const   publicId,
const XMLCh *const   systemId,
const XMLCh *const   baseURI 
) [pure virtual]

Allow the application to resolve external entities.

The DOMBuilder will call this method before opening any external entity except the top-level document entity (including the external DTD subset, external entities referenced within the DTD, and external entities referenced within the document element): the application may request that the DOMBuilder resolve the entity itself, that it use an alternative URI, or that it use an entirely different input source.

Application writers can use this method to redirect external system identifiers to secure and/or local URIs, to look up public identifiers in a catalogue, or to read an entity from a database or other input source (including, for example, a dialog box).

If the system identifier is a URL, the DOMBuilder parser must resolve it fully before reporting it to the application.

The returned DOMInputSource is owned by the DOMBuilder which is responsible to clean up the memory.

"Experimental - subject to change"

Parameters:
publicId The public identifier of the external entity being referenced, or null if none was supplied.
systemId The system identifier of the external entity being referenced.
baseURI The absolute base URI of the resource being parsed, or null if there is no base URI.
Returns:
A DOMInputSource object describing the new input source, or null to request that the parser open a regular URI connection to the system identifier. The returned DOMInputSource is owned by the DOMBuilder which is responsible to clean up the memory.
See also:
DOMInputSource::DOMInputSource
Since:
DOM Level 3


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