Interface NodeName

  • All Superinterfaces:
    All Known Implementing Classes:
    CodedName, FingerprintedQName, NameOfNode, NoNamespaceName

    public interface NodeName
    extends IdentityComparable
    This interface represents a node name. Actually it represents any QName, but it is intended for use as an element or attribute name. Various implementations are available.

    An important requirement of an implementation of this interface is that the hashCode() and equals() methods are implemented correctly, so that any two node names compare equal if and only if the local name and namespace URI parts are equal under Unicode codepoint comparison. To ensure this, the hashCode must be computed using an algorithm equivalent to that used by the implementation class FingerprintedQName

    This class is used to carry name information for elements and attributes on the Receiver pipeline. An advantage of this is that NodeName can include a fingerprint where this is available, but the fingerprint does not need to be computed if it is not needed. For example, names of nodes constructed by an XSLT stylesheet and sent down an output pipeline to a Serializer will generally not have fingerprints.

    Equality comparisons between NodeNames work reasonably well: the comparison can use the fingerprints if available, or the QNames otherwise. However, computing hashCodes is inefficient; it is not possible to take advantage of the fingerprints, because they are not always there. Therefore, using NodeName objects in structures such as maps and sets is generally a bad idea: it's better to use either the StructuredQName or the fingerprint as the key.

    • Method Detail

      • getPrefix

        java.lang.String getPrefix()
        Get the prefix of the QName.
        the prefix. Returns the empty string if the name is unprefixed.
      • getURI

        java.lang.String getURI()
        Get the namespace URI of the QName.
        the URI. Returns the empty string to represent the no-namespace
      • getLocalPart

        java.lang.String getLocalPart()
        Get the local part of the QName
        the local part of the QName
      • getDisplayName

        java.lang.String getDisplayName()
        Get the display name, that is the lexical QName in the form [prefix:]local-part
        the lexical QName
      • getStructuredQName

        StructuredQName getStructuredQName()
        Get the name in the form of a StructuredQName
        the name in the form of a StructuredQName
      • hasURI

        boolean hasURI​(java.lang.String ns)
        Test whether this name is in a given namespace
        ns - the namespace to be tested against
        true if the name is in the specified namespace
      • getNamespaceBinding

        NamespaceBinding getNamespaceBinding()
        Get a NamespaceBinding whose (prefix, uri) pair are the prefix and URI of this node name
        the corresponding NamespaceBinding
      • hasFingerprint

        boolean hasFingerprint()
        Ask whether this node name representation has a known fingerprint
        true if the method getFingerprint() will return a result other than -1
      • getFingerprint

        int getFingerprint()
        Get the fingerprint of this name if known. This method should not do any work to allocate a fingerprint if none is already available
        the fingerprint if known; otherwise -1
      • obtainFingerprint

        int obtainFingerprint​(NamePool namePool)
        Get the fingerprint of this name, allocating a new code from the namepool if necessary
        namePool - the NamePool used to allocate the name
        a fingerprint for this name, newly allocated if necessary