org.apache.xml.serialize
Interface Serializer

All Known Implementing Classes:
BaseMarkupSerializer, HTMLSerializer, TextSerializer, XHTMLSerializer, XML11Serializer, XMLSerializer

Deprecated. This class was deprecated in Xerces 2.9.0. It is recommended that new applications use the DOM Level 3 LSSerializer or JAXP's Transformation API for XML (TrAX) for serializing XML and HTML. See the Xerces documentation for more information.

public interface Serializer

Interface for a DOM serializer implementation, factory for DOM and SAX serializers, and static methods for serializing DOM documents.

To serialize a document using SAX events, create a compatible serializer and pass it around as a DocumentHandler. If an I/O error occurs while serializing, it will be thrown by DocumentHandler.endDocument(). The SAX serializer may also be used as DTDHandler, DeclHandler and LexicalHandler.

To serialize a DOM document or DOM element, create a compatible serializer and call it's DOMSerializer.serialize(Document) or DOMSerializer.serialize(Element) methods. Both methods would produce a full XML document, to serizlie only the portion of the document use OutputFormat.setOmitXMLDeclaration(boolean) and specify no document type.

The OutputFormat dictates what underlying serialized is used to serialize the document based on the specified method. If the output format or method are missing, the default is an XML serializer with UTF-8 encoding and now indentation.

Version:
$Revision: 699892 $ $Date: 2008-09-28 17:08:27 -0400 (Sun, 28 Sep 2008) $
Author:
Assaf Arkin, Scott Boag
See Also:
DocumentHandler, ContentHandler, OutputFormat, DOMSerializer

Method Summary
 org.xml.sax.ContentHandler asContentHandler()
          Deprecated. Return a ContentHandler interface into this serializer.
 org.xml.sax.DocumentHandler asDocumentHandler()
          Deprecated. Return a DocumentHandler interface into this serializer.
 DOMSerializer asDOMSerializer()
          Deprecated. Return a DOMSerializer interface into this serializer.
 void setOutputByteStream(java.io.OutputStream output)
          Deprecated. Specifies an output stream to which the document should be serialized.
 void setOutputCharStream(java.io.Writer output)
          Deprecated. Specifies a writer to which the document should be serialized.
 void setOutputFormat(OutputFormat format)
          Deprecated. Specifies an output format for this serializer.
 

Method Detail

setOutputByteStream

void setOutputByteStream(java.io.OutputStream output)
Deprecated. 
Specifies an output stream to which the document should be serialized. This method should not be called while the serializer is in the process of serializing a document.


setOutputCharStream

void setOutputCharStream(java.io.Writer output)
Deprecated. 
Specifies a writer to which the document should be serialized. This method should not be called while the serializer is in the process of serializing a document.


setOutputFormat

void setOutputFormat(OutputFormat format)
Deprecated. 
Specifies an output format for this serializer. It the serializer has already been associated with an output format, it will switch to the new format. This method should not be called while the serializer is in the process of serializing a document.

Parameters:
format - The output format to use

asDocumentHandler

org.xml.sax.DocumentHandler asDocumentHandler()
                                              throws java.io.IOException
Deprecated. 
Return a DocumentHandler interface into this serializer. If the serializer does not support the DocumentHandler interface, it should return null.

Throws:
java.io.IOException

asContentHandler

org.xml.sax.ContentHandler asContentHandler()
                                            throws java.io.IOException
Deprecated. 
Return a ContentHandler interface into this serializer. If the serializer does not support the ContentHandler interface, it should return null.

Throws:
java.io.IOException

asDOMSerializer

DOMSerializer asDOMSerializer()
                              throws java.io.IOException
Deprecated. 
Return a DOMSerializer interface into this serializer. If the serializer does not support the DOMSerializer interface, it should return null.

Throws:
java.io.IOException


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