Saxon.Api

 

 

Saxon.Api

Class Processor


public class Processor
implements net.sf.saxon.Configuration.ApiProvider

The Processor class serves three purposes: it allows global Saxon configuration options to be set; it acts as a factory for generating XQuery, XPath, and XSLT compilers; and it owns certain shared resources such as the Saxon NamePool and compiled schemas. This is the first object that a Saxon application should create. Once established, a Processor may be used in multiple threads.

Constructor Summary

Processor ()

Create a new Processor. This Processor will have capabilities that depend on the version of the software that has been loaded, and on the features that have been licensed.

Processor (bool licensedEdition)

Create a Processor.

Processor (bool licensedEdition, bool loadLocally)

Create a Processor.

Processor (Stream configurationFile)

Deprecated Use the Processor(Stream, Uri) constructor instead.

Processor (Stream configurationFile, Uri baseUri)

Create a Processor, based on configuration information supplied in a configuration file.

 

Property Summary

 string Edition

Get the Saxon product edition (for example, "EE" for Enterprise Edition)

 TextWriter ErrorWriter

A TextWriter used as the destination of miscellaneous error, warning, and progress messages.

 net.sf.saxon.Configuration Implementation

The underlying Configuration object in the Saxon implementation

 net.sf.saxon.s9api.Processor JProcessor

The underlying net.sf.saxon.s9api.Processor in the Java implementation

 string ProductTitle

Get the full name of the Saxon product version implemented by this Processor

 string ProductVersion

Get the Saxon product version number (for example, "9.2.0.2")

 SchemaManager SchemaManager

Gets the SchemaManager for the Processor. Returns null if the Processor is not schema-aware.

 XmlResolver XmlResolver

An XmlResolver, which will be used while compiling and running queries, XPath expressions, and stylesheets, if no other XmlResolver is nominated

 decimal XmlVersion

The XML version used in this Processor

 

Method Summary

 void DeclareCollation(Uri uri, CompareInfo compareInfo, CompareOptions options)

Create a collation based on a given CompareInfo and CompareOptions

 string GetProperty(string name)

Get the value of a configuration property

 <T> T GetProperty(Feature<T> feature)

Get a property of the configuration

 DocumentBuilder NewDocumentBuilder()

Create a new DocumentBuilder, which may be used to build XDM documents from a variety of sources.

 Serializer NewSerializer()

Create a Serializer

 Serializer NewSerializer(TextWriter textWriter)

Create a Serializer initialized to write to a given TextWriter. Closing the writer after use is the responsibility of the caller.

 Serializer NewSerializer(Stream stream)

Create a Serializer initialized to write to a given output Stream. Closing the output stream after use is the responsibility of the caller.

 XPathCompiler NewXPathCompiler()

Create a new XPathCompiler, which may be used to compile XPath expressions.

 XQueryCompiler NewXQueryCompiler()

Create a new XQueryCompiler, which may be used to compile XQuery queries.

 XsltCompiler NewXsltCompiler()

Create a new XsltCompiler, which may be used to compile XSLT stylesheets.

 void RegisterCollection(Uri collectionUri, IEnumerable contents)

Register a named collection. A collection is identified by a URI (the collection URI), and its content is represented by an IEnumerable that enumerates the contents of the collection. The values delivered by this enumeration are Uri values, which can be mapped to nodes using the registered XmlResolver.

 void RegisterExtensionFunction(ExtensionFunctionDefinition function)

Register an extension function with the Processor

 void RegisterExtensionFunction(ExtensionFunction function)

Register a simple external/extension function that is to be made available within any stylesheet, query or XPath expression compiled under the control of this Processor

 void SetProperty(string name, string value)

Set a configuration property

 <T> void SetProperty(Feature<T> feature, T value)

Set a configuration property

 void WriteXdmValue(XdmValue sequence, XmlDestination destination)

Copy an XdmValue to an XmlDestination

 

Constructor Detail

Processor

public Processor()

Create a new Processor. This Processor will have capabilities that depend on the version of the software that has been loaded, and on the features that have been licensed.

Processor

public Processor(bool licensedEdition)

Create a Processor.

Parameters:

licensedEdition - Set to true if the Processor is to use a licensed edition of Saxon (that is, Saxon-PE or Saxon-EE). If true, the Processor will attempt to enable the capabilities of the licensed edition of Saxon, according to the version of the software that is loaded, and will verify the license key. If false, the Processor will load a default Configuration that gives restricted capability and does not require a license, regardless of which version of the software is actually being run.

Processor

public Processor(bool licensedEdition,
                 bool loadLocally)

Create a Processor.

Parameters:

licensedEdition - Set to true if the Processor is to use a licensed edition of Saxon (that is, Saxon-PE or Saxon-EE). If true, the Processor will attempt to enable the capabilities of the licensed edition of Saxon, according to the version of the software that is loaded, and will verify the license key. If false, the Processor will load a default Configuration that gives restricted capability and does not require a license, regardless of which version of the software is actually being run.
loadLocally - This option has no effect at this release.

Processor

public Processor(Stream configurationFile)

Deprecated Use the Processor(Stream, Uri) constructor instead.

Create a Processor, based on configuration information supplied in a configuration file.

Parameters:

configurationFile - A stream holding the text of the XML configuration file. Details of the file format can be found in the Saxon documentation.

Processor

public Processor(Stream configurationFile,
                 Uri baseUri)

Create a Processor, based on configuration information supplied in a configuration file.

Parameters:

configurationFile - A stream holding the text of the XML configuration file. Details of the file format can be found in the Saxon documentation.
baseUri - baseUri of the configuration file used for resolving any relative URIs in the file

Property Detail

Edition

public string Edition {get; }

Get the Saxon product edition (for example, "EE" for Enterprise Edition)

ErrorWriter

public TextWriter ErrorWriter {get; set; }

A TextWriter used as the destination of miscellaneous error, warning, and progress messages.

By default the Console.Error is used for all such messages.

A user can supply their own TextWriter to redirect error messages from the standard output.

Implementation

public net.sf.saxon.Configuration Implementation {get; }

The underlying Configuration object in the Saxon implementation

This property provides access to internal methods in the Saxon engine that are not specifically exposed in the .NET API. In general these methods should be considered to be less stable than the classes in the Saxon.Api namespace.

The internal methods follow Java naming conventions rather than .NET conventions.

Information about the returned net.sf.saxon.Configuration object (and the objects it provides access to) is included in the Saxon JavaDoc docmentation.

JProcessor

public net.sf.saxon.s9api.Processor JProcessor {get; }

The underlying net.sf.saxon.s9api.Processor in the Java implementation

ProductTitle

public string ProductTitle {get; }

Get the full name of the Saxon product version implemented by this Processor

ProductVersion

public string ProductVersion {get; }

Get the Saxon product version number (for example, "9.2.0.2")

SchemaManager

public SchemaManager SchemaManager {get; }

Gets the SchemaManager for the Processor. Returns null if the Processor is not schema-aware.

XmlResolver

public XmlResolver XmlResolver {get; set; }

An XmlResolver, which will be used while compiling and running queries, XPath expressions, and stylesheets, if no other XmlResolver is nominated

By default an XmlUrlResolver is used. This means that the responsibility for resolving and dereferencing URIs rests with the .NET platform, not with the IKVM/OpenJDK runtime.

When Saxon invokes a user-written XmlResolver, the GetEntity method may return any of: a System.IO.Stream; a System.IO.TextReader; or a java.xml.transform.Source.

XmlVersion

public decimal XmlVersion {get; set; }

The XML version used in this Processor

The value must be 1.0 or 1.1, as a decimal. The default version is currently 1.0, but may change in the future.

Method Detail

DeclareCollation

public void DeclareCollation(Uri uri,
CompareInfo compareInfo,
CompareOptions options)

Create a collation based on a given CompareInfo and CompareOptions

Parameters:

uri - The collation URI to be used within an XPath expression to refer to this collation
compareInfo - The CompareInfo, which determines the language-specific collation rules to be used
options - Options to be used in performing comparisons, for example whether they are to be case-blind and/or accent-blind

GetProperty

public string GetProperty(string name)

Get the value of a configuration property

This method provides the ability to get named properties of the configuration. The property names are supplied as strings, whose values can be found in the Java class net.sf.saxon.FeatureKeys. The property values are always returned as strings. Properties whose values are other types are returned by converting the value to a string. Note that on/off properties are returned using the strings "true" and "false".

Method added in Saxon 9.1

Parameters:

name - The property name

Returns:

The property value, as a string; or null if the property is unset.

GetProperty

public T GetProperty<T>(Feature<T> feature)

Get a property of the configuration

Parameters:

feature - the required property.

Returns:

the value of the property

NewDocumentBuilder

public DocumentBuilder NewDocumentBuilder()

Create a new DocumentBuilder, which may be used to build XDM documents from a variety of sources.

Returns:

A new DocumentBuilder

NewSerializer

public Serializer NewSerializer()

Create a Serializer

Returns:

a new Serializer

NewSerializer

public Serializer NewSerializer(TextWriter textWriter)

Create a Serializer initialized to write to a given TextWriter. Closing the writer after use is the responsibility of the caller.

Parameters:

textWriter - The TextWriter to which the Serializer will write

Returns:

a new Serializer

NewSerializer

public Serializer NewSerializer(Stream stream)

Create a Serializer initialized to write to a given output Stream. Closing the output stream after use is the responsibility of the caller.

Parameters:

stream - The output Stream to which the Serializer will write

Returns:

a new Serializer

NewXPathCompiler

public XPathCompiler NewXPathCompiler()

Create a new XPathCompiler, which may be used to compile XPath expressions.

The returned XPathCompiler retains a live link to the Processor, and may be affected by subsequent changes to the Processor.

Returns:

A new XPathCompiler

NewXQueryCompiler

public XQueryCompiler NewXQueryCompiler()

Create a new XQueryCompiler, which may be used to compile XQuery queries.

The returned XQueryCompiler retains a live link to the Processor, and may be affected by subsequent changes to the Processor.

Returns:

A new XQueryCompiler

NewXsltCompiler

public XsltCompiler NewXsltCompiler()

Create a new XsltCompiler, which may be used to compile XSLT stylesheets.

The returned XsltCompiler retains a live link to the Processor, and may be affected by subsequent changes to the Processor.

Returns:

A new XsltCompiler

RegisterCollection

public void RegisterCollection(Uri collectionUri,
IEnumerable contents)

Register a named collection. A collection is identified by a URI (the collection URI), and its content is represented by an IEnumerable that enumerates the contents of the collection. The values delivered by this enumeration are Uri values, which can be mapped to nodes using the registered XmlResolver.

Collections should be stable: that is, two calls to retrieve the same collection URI should return the same sequence of document URIs. This requirement is imposed by the W3C specifications, but in the case of a user-defined collection it is not enforced by the Saxon product.

A collection may be replaced by specifying the URI of an existing collection.

Collections registered with a processor are available to all queries and stylesheets running under the control of that processor. Collections should not normally be registered while queries and transformations are in progress.

Parameters:

collectionUri - The URI used to identify the collection in a call of the XPath collection() function. The default collection is registered by supplying null as the value of this argument (this is the collection returned when the XPath collection() function is called with no arguments).
contents - An enumerable object that represents the contents of the collection, as a sequence of document URIs. The enumerator returned by this IEnumerable object must return instances of the Uri class.

RegisterExtensionFunction

public void RegisterExtensionFunction(ExtensionFunctionDefinition function)

Register an extension function with the Processor

Parameters:

function -  An object that defines the extension function, including its name, arity, arguments types, and a reference to the class that implements the extension function call.

RegisterExtensionFunction

public void RegisterExtensionFunction(ExtensionFunction function)

Register a simple external/extension function that is to be made available within any stylesheet, query or XPath expression compiled under the control of this Processor

Parameters:

function -  This interface provides only for simple extensions that have no side-effects and no dependencies on the static or dynamic context.

SetProperty

public void SetProperty(string name,
string value)

Set a configuration property

This method provides the ability to set named properties of the configuration. The property names are set as strings, whose values can be found in the Java class net.sf.saxon.FeatureKeys. The property values are always strings. Properties whose values are other types are not available via this interface: however all properties have an effective equivalent whose value is a string. Note that on/off properties are set using the strings "true" and "false".

Method added in Saxon 9.1

Parameters:

name - The property name
value - The property value

SetProperty

public void SetProperty<T>(Feature<T> feature,
T value)

Set a configuration property

Parameters:

feature - The property feature
value - The property value

WriteXdmValue

public void WriteXdmValue(XdmValue sequence,
XmlDestination destination)

Copy an XdmValue to an XmlDestination

In principle this method can be used to copy any kind of XdmValue to any kind of XmlDestination. However, some kinds of destination may not accept arbitrary sequences of items; for example, some may reject function items. Some destinations perform sequence normalization, as defined in the W3C serialization specification, to convert the supplied sequence to a well-formed XML document; it is a property of the chosen XmlDestination whether it does this or not.

Parameters:

sequence - The value to be written
destination - The destination to which the value should be written