Interface MarkupWriter

  • All Known Implementing Classes:

    public interface MarkupWriter
    An interface used by objects, such as Tapestry components, that need to render themselves as some form of XML markup. A markup writer maintains the idea of a current element. Attributes are added to the current element, and new text and elements are placed inside the current element. In this way, the markup writer maintains a facade that XML markup is generated as a stream, even though the implementation builds a kind of DOM tree. The DOM tree can be also be manipulated. This solves a number of problems from Tapestry 4 (and earlier) where random access to the DOM was desired and had to be simulated through complex buffering.
    • Method Detail

      • element

        Element element​(String name,
                        Object... attributes)
        Begins a new element as a child of the current element. The new element becomes the current element. The new Element is returned and can be directly manipulated (possibly at a later date). Optionally, attributes for the new element can be specified directly.
        name - the name of the element to create
        attributes - an even number of values, alternating names and values
        the new DOM Element node
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      • end

        Element end()
        Ends the current element. The new current element will be the parent element. Returns the new current element (which may be null when ending the root element for the document).
      • write

        void write​(String text)
        Writes the text as a child of the current element.
      • writeRaw

        void writeRaw​(String text)
        Writes raw text, text with existing markup that should be passed through the client without change. This can be useful when the markup is read from an external source (a file or a database) and is simply to be included.
        text -
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      • comment

        void comment​(String text)
        Adds an XML comment. The text should be just the comment content, the comment delimiters will be provided. Note that, as of Tapestry 5.2., no extra whitespace is added (previous releases added a space around the text).
      • cdata

        void cdata​(String content)
        Adds parsed character content. This will be enclosed in a CDATA block if supported. When not supported, this is the same as write(String).
        content - pre-parsed content
      • attributes

        void attributes​(Object... namesAndValues)
        Adds a series of attributes and values. Null values are quietly skipped. If a name already has a value, then the new value is ignored.
      • toMarkup

        void toMarkup​(PrintWriter writer)
        Converts the collected markup into an markup stream (according to rules provided by the Document's MarkupModel). The markup stream is sent to the writer.
      • getDocument

        Document getDocument()
        Returns the Document into which this writer creates elements or other nodes.
      • defineNamespace

        Element defineNamespace​(String namespace,
                                String namespacePrefix)
        Defines a namespace for the currently active element. The namespace URI will be mapped to the provided namespace prefix within the Element.
        namespace - the namespace URI
        namespacePrefix - the prefix for elements and attributes associated with the namespace (may be the empty string for the default namespace)
        the currently active element
      • elementNS

        Element elementNS​(String namespace,
                          String elementName)
        Starts an element within the given namespace. The correct namespace prefix will be identified and used. Must be balanced by a call to end().
        namespace - URI containing the element
        elementName - name of the element within the namespace
        the new Element
      • attributeNS

        Element attributeNS​(String namespace,
                            String attributeName,
                            String attributeValue)
        Creates an attribute within the namespace for the current element.
        namespace - URI containing the element
        attributeName - name of the attribute within the namespace
        attributeValue - the value for the attribute
        the currently active element