org.w3c.dom
Interface Document

All Superinterfaces:
Node

public interface Document
extends Node

The Document interface represents the entire HTML or XML document. Conceptually, it is the root of the document tree, and provides the primary access to the document's data.

Since elements, text nodes, comments, processing instructions, etc. cannot exist outside the context of a Document, the Document interface also contains the factory methods needed to create these objects. The Node objects created have a ownerDocument attribute which associates them with the Document within whose context they were created.

See also the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification.

Since:
JDE 4.0.0

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from interface org.w3c.dom.Node
ATTRIBUTE_NODE, CDATA_SECTION_NODE, COMMENT_NODE, DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT_NODE, DOCUMENT_NODE, DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE, ELEMENT_NODE, ENTITY_NODE, ENTITY_REFERENCE_NODE, NOTATION_NODE, PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE, TEXT_NODE
 
Method Summary
 Attr createAttribute(String name)
          Creates an Attr of the given name.
 Attr createAttributeNS(String namespaceURI, String qualifiedName)
          Creates an attribute of the given qualified name and namespace URI.
 CDATASection createCDATASection(String data)
          Creates a CDATASection node whose value is the specified string.
 Comment createComment(String data)
          Creates a Comment node given the specified string.
 DocumentFragment createDocumentFragment()
          Creates an empty DocumentFragment object.
 Element createElement(String tagName)
          Creates an element of the type specified.
 Element createElementNS(String namespaceURI, String qualifiedName)
          Creates an element of the given qualified name and namespace URI.
 EntityReference createEntityReference(String name)
          Creates an EntityReference object.
 ProcessingInstruction createProcessingInstruction(String target, String data)
          Creates a ProcessingInstruction node given the specified name and data strings.
 Text createTextNode(String data)
          Creates a Text node given the specified string.
 DocumentType getDoctype()
          The Document Type Declaration (see DocumentType) associated with this document.
 Element getDocumentElement()
          This is a convenience attribute that allows direct access to the child node that is the root element of the document.
 Element getElementById(String elementId)
          Returns the Element whose ID is given by elementId.
 NodeList getElementsByTagName(String tagname)
          Returns a NodeList of all the Elements with a given tag name in the order in which they are encountered in a preorder traversal of the Document tree.
 NodeList getElementsByTagNameNS(String namespaceURI, String localName)
          Returns a NodeList of all the Elements with a given local name and namespace URI in the order in which they are encountered in a preorder traversal of the Document tree.
 DOMImplementation getImplementation()
          The DOMImplementation object that handles this document.
 Node importNode(Node importedNode, boolean deep)
          Imports a node from another document to this document.
 
Methods inherited from interface org.w3c.dom.Node
appendChild, cloneNode, getAttributes, getChildNodes, getFirstChild, getLastChild, getLocalName, getNamespaceURI, getNextSibling, getNodeName, getNodeType, getNodeValue, getOwnerDocument, getParentNode, getPrefix, getPreviousSibling, hasAttributes, hasChildNodes, insertBefore, isSupported, normalize, removeChild, replaceChild, setNodeValue, setPrefix
 

Method Detail

createAttribute

public Attr createAttribute(String name)
                     throws DOMException
Creates an Attr of the given name. Note that the Attr instance can then be set on an Element using the setAttributeNode method.
To create an attribute with a qualified name and namespace URI, use the createAttributeNS method.
Parameters:
name - The name of the attribute.
Returns:
A new Attr object with the nodeName attribute set to name, and localName, prefix, and namespaceURI set to null. The value of the attribute is the empty string.
Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR: Raised if the specified name contains an illegal character.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

createAttributeNS

public Attr createAttributeNS(String namespaceURI,
                              String qualifiedName)
                       throws DOMException
Creates an attribute of the given qualified name and namespace URI.
Parameters:
namespaceURI - The namespace URI of the attribute to create.
qualifiedName - The qualified name of the attribute to instantiate.
Returns:
A new Attr object with the following attributes:
Attribute Value
Node.nodeName qualifiedName
Node.namespaceURI namespaceURI
Node.prefix prefix, extracted from qualifiedName, or null if there is no prefix
Node.localName local name, extracted from qualifiedName
Attr.name qualifiedName
Node.nodeValue the empty string
Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR: Raised if the specified qualified name contains an illegal character, per the XML 1.0 specification .
NAMESPACE_ERR: Raised if the qualifiedName is malformed per the Namespaces in XML specification, if the qualifiedName has a prefix and the namespaceURI is null, if the qualifiedName has a prefix that is "xml" and the namespaceURI is different from " http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace", or if the qualifiedName, or its prefix, is "xmlns" and the namespaceURI is different from " http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/".
NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR: Always thrown if the current document does not support the "XML" feature, since namespaces were defined by XML.
Since:
DOM Level 2

createCDATASection

public CDATASection createCDATASection(String data)
                                throws DOMException
Creates a CDATASection node whose value is the specified string.
Parameters:
data - The data for the CDATASection contents.
Returns:
The new CDATASection object.
Throws:
DOMException - NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR: Raised if this document is an HTML document.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

createComment

public Comment createComment(String data)
Creates a Comment node given the specified string.
Parameters:
data - The data for the node.
Returns:
The new Comment object.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

createDocumentFragment

public DocumentFragment createDocumentFragment()
Creates an empty DocumentFragment object.
Returns:
A new DocumentFragment.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

createElement

public Element createElement(String tagName)
                      throws DOMException
Creates an element of the type specified. Note that the instance returned implements the Element interface, so attributes can be specified directly on the returned object.
In addition, if there are known attributes with default values, Attr nodes representing them are automatically created and attached to the element.
To create an element with a qualified name and namespace URI, use the createElementNS method.
Parameters:
tagName - The name of the element type to instantiate. For XML, this is case-sensitive. For HTML, the tagName parameter may be provided in any case, but it must be mapped to the canonical uppercase form by the DOM implementation.
Returns:
A new Element object with the nodeName attribute set to tagName, and localName, prefix, and namespaceURI set to null.
Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR: Raised if the specified name contains an illegal character.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

createElementNS

public Element createElementNS(String namespaceURI,
                               String qualifiedName)
                        throws DOMException
Creates an element of the given qualified name and namespace URI.
Parameters:
namespaceURI - The namespace URI of the element to create.
qualifiedName - The qualified name of the element type to instantiate.
Returns:
A new Element object with the following attributes:
Attribute Value
Node.nodeName qualifiedName
Node.namespaceURI namespaceURI
Node.prefix prefix, extracted from qualifiedName, or null if there is no prefix
Node.localName local name, extracted from qualifiedName
Element.tagName qualifiedName
Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR: Raised if the specified qualified name contains an illegal character, per the XML 1.0 specification .
NAMESPACE_ERR: Raised if the qualifiedName is malformed per the Namespaces in XML specification, if the qualifiedName has a prefix and the namespaceURI is null, or if the qualifiedName has a prefix that is "xml" and the namespaceURI is different from " http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace" .
NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR: Always thrown if the current document does not support the "XML" feature, since namespaces were defined by XML.
Since:
DOM Level 2

createEntityReference

public EntityReference createEntityReference(String name)
                                      throws DOMException
Creates an EntityReference object. In addition, if the referenced entity is known, the child list of the EntityReference node is made the same as that of the corresponding Entity node.If any descendant of the Entity node has an unbound namespace prefix, the corresponding descendant of the created EntityReference node is also unbound; (its namespaceURI is null). The DOM Level 2 does not support any mechanism to resolve namespace prefixes.
Parameters:
name - The name of the entity to reference.
Returns:
The new EntityReference object.
Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR: Raised if the specified name contains an illegal character.
NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR: Raised if this document is an HTML document.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

createProcessingInstruction

public ProcessingInstruction createProcessingInstruction(String target,
                                                         String data)
                                                  throws DOMException
Creates a ProcessingInstruction node given the specified name and data strings.
Parameters:
target - The target part of the processing instruction.
data - The data for the node.
Returns:
The new ProcessingInstruction object.
Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_CHARACTER_ERR: Raised if the specified target contains an illegal character.
NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR: Raised if this document is an HTML document.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

createTextNode

public Text createTextNode(String data)
Creates a Text node given the specified string.
Parameters:
data - The data for the node.
Returns:
The new Text object.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

getDoctype

public DocumentType getDoctype()
The Document Type Declaration (see DocumentType) associated with this document. For HTML documents as well as XML documents without a document type declaration this returns null. The DOM Level 2 does not support editing the Document Type Declaration. docType cannot be altered in any way, including through the use of methods inherited from the Node interface, such as insertNode or removeNode.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

getDocumentElement

public Element getDocumentElement()
This is a convenience attribute that allows direct access to the child node that is the root element of the document. For HTML documents, this is the element with the tagName "HTML".
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

getElementById

public Element getElementById(String elementId)
Returns the Element whose ID is given by elementId. If no such element exists, returns null. Behavior is not defined if more than one element has this ID. The DOM implementation must have information that says which attributes are of type ID. Attributes with the name "ID" are not of type ID unless so defined. Implementations that do not know whether attributes are of type ID or not are expected to return null.
Parameters:
elementId - The unique id value for an element.
Returns:
The matching element.
Since:
DOM Level 2

getElementsByTagName

public NodeList getElementsByTagName(String tagname)
Returns a NodeList of all the Elements with a given tag name in the order in which they are encountered in a preorder traversal of the Document tree.
Parameters:
tagname - The name of the tag to match on. The special value "*" matches all tags.
Returns:
A new NodeList object containing all the matched Elements.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

getElementsByTagNameNS

public NodeList getElementsByTagNameNS(String namespaceURI,
                                       String localName)
Returns a NodeList of all the Elements with a given local name and namespace URI in the order in which they are encountered in a preorder traversal of the Document tree.
Parameters:
namespaceURI - The namespace URI of the elements to match on. The special value "*" matches all namespaces.
localName - The local name of the elements to match on. The special value "*" matches all local names.
Returns:
A new NodeList object containing all the matched Elements.
Since:
DOM Level 2

getImplementation

public DOMImplementation getImplementation()
The DOMImplementation object that handles this document. A DOM application may use objects from multiple implementations.
Since:
JDE 4.0.0

importNode

public Node importNode(Node importedNode,
                       boolean deep)
                throws DOMException
Imports a node from another document to this document. The returned node has no parent; (parentNode is null). The source node is not altered or removed from the original document; this method creates a new copy of the source node.
For all nodes, importing a node creates a node object owned by the importing document, with attribute values identical to the source node's nodeName and nodeType, plus the attributes related to namespaces (prefix, localName, and namespaceURI). As in the cloneNode operation on a Node, the source node is not altered.
Additional information is copied as appropriate to the nodeType, attempting to mirror the behavior expected if a fragment of XML or HTML source was copied from one document to another, recognizing that the two documents may have different DTDs in the XML case. The following list describes the specifics for each type of node.
ATTRIBUTE_NODE
The ownerElement attribute is set to null and the specified flag is set to true on the generated Attr. The descendants of the source Attr are recursively imported and the resulting nodes reassembled to form the corresponding subtree. Note that the deep parameter has no effect on Attr nodes; they always carry their children with them when imported.
DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT_NODE
If the deep option was set to true, the descendants of the source element are recursively imported and the resulting nodes reassembled to form the corresponding subtree. Otherwise, this simply generates an empty DocumentFragment.
DOCUMENT_NODE
Document nodes cannot be imported.
DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE
DocumentType nodes cannot be imported.
ELEMENT_NODE
Specified attribute nodes of the source element are imported, and the generated Attr nodes are attached to the generated Element. Default attributes are not copied, though if the document being imported into defines default attributes for this element name, those are assigned. If the importNode deep parameter was set to true, the descendants of the source element are recursively imported and the resulting nodes reassembled to form the corresponding subtree.
ENTITY_NODE
Entity nodes can be imported, however in the current release of the DOM the DocumentType is readonly. Ability to add these imported nodes to a DocumentType will be considered for addition to a future release of the DOM.On import, the publicId, systemId, and notationName attributes are copied. If a deep import is requested, the descendants of the the source Entity are recursively imported and the resulting nodes reassembled to form the corresponding subtree.
ENTITY_REFERENCE_NODE
Only the EntityReference itself is copied, even if a deep import is requested, since the source and destination documents might have defined the entity differently. If the document being imported into provides a definition for this entity name, its value is assigned.
NOTATION_NODE
Notation nodes can be imported, however in the current release of the DOM the DocumentType is readonly. Ability to add these imported nodes to a DocumentType will be considered for addition to a future release of the DOM.On import, the publicId and systemId attributes are copied. Note that the deep parameter has no effect on Notation nodes since they never have any children.
PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE
The imported node copies its target and data values from those of the source node.
TEXT_NODE, CDATA_SECTION_NODE, COMMENT_NODE
These three types of nodes inheriting from CharacterData copy their data and length attributes from those of the source node.
Parameters:
importedNode - The node to import.
deep - If true, recursively import the subtree under the specified node; if false, import only the node itself, as explained above. This has no effect on Attr , EntityReference, and Notation nodes.
Returns:
The imported node that belongs to this Document.
Throws:
DOMException - NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR: Raised if the type of node being imported is not supported.
Since:
DOM Level 2



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