public interface Destination
Destination is either a tree destination or a raw destination. A tree destination
performs sequence normalization on the stream of events passed to it, to construct
a tree rooted at a single XDM document node, as defined in the W3C serialization specification
(even if the destination is not actually a serializer). A raw destination omits this step.
Examples of tree destinations are those designed to accept XML:
Serializer acts as a tree destination when the output methods XML, HTML, XHTML, or TEXT
are used, but as a raw destination when the output method is JSON or ADAPTIVE.
Destination has some similarities with the JAXP
Result class. It differs, however, in that implementations
of this interface can be written by users or third parties to define new kinds of
destination, and any such implementation can be supplied to the Saxon methods that
Destination as an argument.
Implementing a new
Destination will generally require access
to implementation-level classes and methods within the Saxon product. The only method that
needs to be supplied is
getReceiver(net.sf.saxon.event.PipelineConfiguration, net.sf.saxon.serialize.SerializationProperties), which returns an instance of
Outputter, and unless you use an existing implementation of
Receiver, you will need to handle internal Saxon concepts such as name codes
and name pools.
In general a Destination is not thread-safe (cannot be used from more than one thread), and is not serially reusable. So a Destination should only be used once. A Destination supplied to Saxon may be modified by Saxon.
close() method is called by the system when
it finishes writing the document, and this should cause all resources held by the Destination
to be released.
|Modifier and Type||Method and Description|
Close the destination, allowing resources to be released.
Close the destination and notify all registered listeners that it has been closed.
Get the base URI of the resource being written to this destination
Register a listener to be notified when a
Set the base URI of the resource being written to this destination
void setDestinationBaseURI(java.net.URI baseURI)
baseURI- the base URI to be used
Receiver getReceiver(PipelineConfiguration pipe, SerializationProperties params) throws SaxonApiException
Receiver. Saxon calls this method to obtain a Receiver, to which it then sends a sequence of events representing an XDM value. The method is intended primarily for internal use, and may give poor diagnostics if used incorrectly.
This method is normally only called once. However, in the case where a stylesheet includes
a call of
xsl:result-document with no
href attribute (or with an
href attribute that resolves to the base output URI of the transformation), the
method may be called a second time (with a potentially different set of serialization parameters,
and perhaps a different validation request) to return a second
Outputter, which will typically
write to the same destination. The XSLT rules ensure that it is not possible to write principal and
secondary output to the same destination, so only one of these Receivers will actually be used.
pipe- The pipeline configuration. This is supplied so that the destination can use information from the configuration (for example, a reference to the name pool) to construct or configure the returned Receiver.
params- Serialization parameters known to the caller of the method; typically, output properties defined in a stylesheet or query. These will mainly be of interest if the destination is performing serialization, but some properties (such as
item-separator) are also used in other situations. These properties are typically subordinate to any properties defined on the (serializer) destination itself: for example if
indent=yeswas explicitly specified on a
Serializer, this takes precedence over
indent=nodefined in a query or stylesheet.
SerializationProperties object may also contain a factory object for
generating a validator to add to the output pipeline. The
is responsible for instantiating this validator and inserting it into the pipeline.
In most cases this is done by invoking the helper method
SerializationProperties.makeSequenceNormalizer(Receiver). Validation can be skipped
in the case of non-XML destinations.
It is the caller's responsibility to
initialize this Receiver with a
PipelineConfiguration before calling
Receiver is expected to handle a regular event sequence as defined in
RegularSequenceChecker. It is the caller's responsibility to
ensure that the sequence of calls to the
Receiver satisfies these rules, and it
is the responsibility of the implementation to accept any sequence conforming these rules;
the implementation is not expected to check that the sequence is valid, but it can do so
if it wishes by inserting a
RegularSequenceChecker into the pipeline.
The sequence of events passed to the
Receiver represents the raw results of
the query or transformation. If the
Destination is to perform sequence normalization,
this is typically done by returning a
SequenceNormalizer as the
result of this method.
Receiver is responsible for ensuring that when its
method is called, this results in all registered
onClose actions being invoked.
An implementation returning a
SequenceNormalizer can achieve this by registering
the actions with the
Only a single call on this method will be made during the lifetime of the
object, with the exception of the case noted above where a secondary result document is written
to the same destination as the principal transformation result.
SaxonApiException- if the Receiver cannot be created
void onClose(Action listener)
Outputterlinked to this destination is closed.
destination.onClose(() -> System.out.println("Finished writing to " + uri)
The method must be called before the call on
getReceiver(PipelineConfiguration, SerializationProperties); the
effect of calling it after getting a
Receiver, but before closing the
Outputter, is undefined.
listener- an object to be notified when writing to the destination is successfully completed
void closeAndNotify() throws SaxonApiException
close()to close the destination, then it calls
Consumer.accept(T)on each of the listeners in turn to notify the fact that it has been closed.
SaxonApiException- if the close() method throws
void close() throws SaxonApiException
close() method should not cause any adverse effects if it is called more than
once. If any other method is called after the
close() call, the results are undefined.
This means that a Destination is not, in general, serially reusable.
onClose(net.sf.saxon.s9api.Action) action has been associated with the destination,
this will be called after the destination is closed.
SaxonApiException- if any failure occurs
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