Class MixedContentModel

All Implemented Interfaces:

public class MixedContentModel
extends java.lang.Object
implements ContentModelValidator

MixedContentModel is a derivative of the abstract content model base class that handles the special case of mixed model elements. If an element is mixed model, it has PCDATA as its first possible content, followed by an alternation of the possible children. The children cannot have any numeration or order, so it must look like this:

   <!ELEMENT Foo ((#PCDATA|a|b|c|)*)>
So, all we have to do is to keep an array of the possible children and validate by just looking up each child being validated by looking it up in the list.


Usage of this class is not supported. It may be altered or removed at any time.

$Id: 699892 2008-09-28 21:08:27Z mrglavas $

Constructor Summary
MixedContentModel(org.apache.xerces.xni.QName[] children, int[] type, int offset, int length, boolean ordered)
          Constructs a mixed content model.
Method Summary
 int validate(org.apache.xerces.xni.QName[] children, int offset, int length)
          Check that the specified content is valid according to this content model.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public MixedContentModel(org.apache.xerces.xni.QName[] children,
                         int[] type,
                         int offset,
                         int length,
                         boolean ordered)
Constructs a mixed content model.
children - The list of allowed children.
type - The list of the types of the children.
offset - The start offset position in the children.
length - The child count.
ordered - True if content must be ordered.
Method Detail


public int validate(org.apache.xerces.xni.QName[] children,
                    int offset,
                    int length)
Check that the specified content is valid according to this content model. This method can also be called to do 'what if' testing of content models just to see if they would be valid.

A value of -1 in the children array indicates a PCDATA node. All other indexes will be positive and represent child elements. The count can be zero, since some elements have the EMPTY content model and that must be confirmed.

Specified by:
validate in interface ContentModelValidator
children - The children of this element. Each integer is an index within the StringPool of the child element name. An index of -1 is used to indicate an occurrence of non-whitespace character data.
offset - Offset into the array where the children starts.
length - The number of entries in the children array.
The value -1 if fully valid, else the 0 based index of the child that first failed. If the value returned is equal to the number of children, then the specified children are valid but additional content is required to reach a valid ending state.

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