Building a Source Document from an application
With the Java s9api interface, a source document can be built using the DocumentBuilder class, which is created using
the factory method
newDocumentBuilder on the Processor object. Various options for document
building are available as methods on the
DocumentBuilder, for example options to
perform schema or DTD validation, to strip whitespace, to expand XInclude directives, and also
to choose the tree implementation model to be used.
Similarly in the .NET API, there is a DocumentBuilder object that can be created from the Processor. This allows options to be set controlling the way
documents are built, and provides an overloaded
Build method allowing a tree to
be built from various kinds of source.
It is also possible to build a Saxon tree in memory by using the
method of the Configuration object.
(When using the JAXP Transformation API, the
Configuration can be obtained from
TransformerFactory as the value of the attribute named Feature.CONFIGURATION.name.)
All the documents processed in a single transformation or query must be loaded using the same
Configuration. However, it is
possible to copy a document from one
Configuration into another by supplying the
DocumentInfo at the root of the
existing document as the
Source supplied to the
method of the new Configuration.