|XMLNodeIfc<T extends XMLNodeIfc>||
Created: Feb 9, 2009 12:21:23 PM
Created: Feb 9, 2009 12:21:43 PM
This is temporary code used for testing purposes only.
Describe class XMLUtil here.
This package contains simple XML parser implementation. The main idea was to create lightweight parser supporting multithreaded processing with special focus on efficiency. So it supports only basic XML structures but enough for many simple cases like parsing XML streams from network connections, processing XML files containing configuration or for simple XML data base implementation.
Base classes define and implement SAX style parser:
SimpleParser- implementation of SAX parser. This is very basic implementation of XML parser designed especially to be light and parse XML streams like jabber XML stream. It is very efficient, capable of parsing parts of XML document received from the network connection as well as handling a few XML documents in one buffer. This is especially useful when parsing data received from the network. Packets received from the network can contain non-complete XML document as well as a few complete XML documents. It doesn't support XML comments, processing instructions, document inclusions. Actually it supports only:
UserRepositorybased on XML file or server configuration.
It is worth to note also that this class is fully thread safe. It means that one instance of this class can be simultaneously used by many threads. This is to improve resources usage when processing many client connections at the same time.
SimpleHandler- parser handler interface for event driven parser. It is very simplified version of
org.xml.sax.ContentHandlerinterface created for
SimpleParserneeds. It allows to receive events like start element (with element attributes), end element, element c-data, other XML content and error event if XML error found.
Based on above SAX parser there is also DOM implementation. Classes used to build DOM for XML content are:
DomBuilderHandler- implementation of
SimpleHandlerbuilding DOM structures during parsing time. It also supports creation of multiple, sperate document trees if parsed buffer contains a few XML documents. As a result of work it returns always
Queuecontaining all found XML trees in the same order as they were found in network data.
Elementclass or instances of class extending
Elementclass. To receive trees built with instances of proper class user must provide
ElementFactoryimplementation creating instances of required
Element- basic document tree node implementation. Supports Java 5.0 generic types to make it easier to extend and still preserve some useful functionality. Sufficient for simple cases but probably in the most more advanced cases should be extended with additional features. Look in API documentation for more details and information about existing extensions. The most important features apart from obvious tree implementation are:
toString()implementation so it can generate valid XML content from this element and all children.
getChild(childName)supporting generic types.
findChild(childPath)finding child in subtree by given path to element.
getAttribute(childPath, attName)returning element c-data or attribute from child in subtree by given path to element.
ElementFactoryis interface definition for factories creating proper instances of
Elementclass or its extension.
ElementFactoryimplementation creating instances of basic
Elementclass. This implementation exists to offer complementary implementation of DOM. It can be used when basic
Elementclass is sufficient for particular needs.
SingletonFactoryprovides a way to use only one instance of
SimpleParserin all your code. Since
SimpleParserif fully thread safe implementation there is no sense to use multiple instances of this class. This in particular useful when processing a lot of network connections sending XML streams and using one instance for all connections can save some resources.
SimpleParseryou like in normal way using public constructor.
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