CopperSpice API  1.7.2
QXmlContentHandler Class Referenceabstract

The QXmlContentHandler class provides an interface to report the logical content of XML data. More...

Inheritance diagram for QXmlContentHandler:
QXmlDefaultHandler

Public Methods

virtual ~QXmlContentHandler ()
 
virtual bool characters (const QString &ch) = 0
 
virtual bool endDocument () = 0
 
virtual bool endElement (const QString &namespaceURI, const QString &localName, const QString &qName) = 0
 
virtual bool endPrefixMapping (const QString &prefix) = 0
 
virtual QString errorString () const = 0
 
virtual bool ignorableWhitespace (const QString &ch) = 0
 
virtual bool processingInstruction (const QString &target, const QString &data) = 0
 
virtual void setDocumentLocator (QXmlLocator *locator) = 0
 
virtual bool skippedEntity (const QString &name) = 0
 
virtual bool startDocument () = 0
 
virtual bool startElement (const QString &namespaceURI, const QString &localName, const QString &qName, const QXmlAttributes &atts) = 0
 
virtual bool startPrefixMapping (const QString &prefix, const QString &uri) = 0
 

Detailed Description

The QXmlContentHandler class provides an interface to report the logical content of XML data.

If the application needs to be informed of basic parsing events, it can implement this interface and activate it using QXmlReader::setContentHandler(). The reader can then report basic document-related events like the start and end of elements and character data through this interface.

The order of events in this interface is very important, and mirrors the order of information in the document itself. For example, all of an element's content (character data, processing instructions, and sub-elements) appears, in order, between the startElement() event and the corresponding endElement() event.

The class QXmlDefaultHandler provides a default implementation for this interface; subclassing from the QXmlDefaultHandler class is very convenient if you only want to be informed of some parsing events.

The startDocument() function is called at the start of the document, and endDocument() is called at the end. Before parsing begins setDocumentLocator() is called. For each element startElement() is called, with endElement() being called at the end of each element. The characters() function is called with chunks of character data; ignorableWhitespace() is called with chunks of whitespace and processingInstruction() is called with processing instructions. If an entity is skipped skippedEntity() is called. At the beginning of prefix-URI scopes startPrefixMapping() is called.

See also
QXmlDTDHandler, QXmlDeclHandler, QXmlEntityResolver, QXmlErrorHandler, QXmlLexicalHandler, Introduction to SAX2

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

QXmlContentHandler::~QXmlContentHandler ( )
inlinevirtual

Destroys the content handler.

Method Documentation

bool QXmlContentHandler::characters ( const QString ch)
pure virtual

The reader calls this function when it has parsed a chunk of character data (either normal character data or character data inside a CDATA section; if you need to distinguish between those two types you must use QXmlLexicalHandler::startCDATA() and QXmlLexicalHandler::endCDATA()). The character data is reported in ch.

Some readers report whitespace in element content using the ignorableWhitespace() function rather than using this one.

A reader may report the character data of an element in more than one chunk; e.g. a reader might want to report "a<b" in three characters() events ("a ", "<" and " b").

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

bool QXmlContentHandler::endDocument ( )
pure virtual

The reader calls this function after it has finished parsing. It is called just once, and is the last handler function called. It is called after the reader has read all input or has abandoned parsing because of a fatal error.

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

See also
startDocument()
bool QXmlContentHandler::endElement ( const QString namespaceURI,
const QString localName,
const QString qName 
)
pure virtual

The reader calls this function when it has parsed an end element tag with the qualified name qName, the local name localName and the namespace URI namespaceURI.

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

See also
startElement(), Namespace Support via Features
bool QXmlContentHandler::endPrefixMapping ( const QString prefix)
pure virtual

The reader calls this function to signal the end of a prefix mapping for the prefix prefix.

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

See also
startPrefixMapping(), Namespace Support via Features
QString QXmlContentHandler::errorString ( ) const
pure virtual

The reader calls this function to get an error string, e.g. if any of the handler functions returns false.

bool QXmlContentHandler::ignorableWhitespace ( const QString ch)
pure virtual

Some readers may use this function to report each chunk of whitespace in element content. The whitespace is reported in ch.

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

bool QXmlContentHandler::processingInstruction ( const QString target,
const QString data 
)
pure virtual

The reader calls this function when it has parsed a processing instruction.

target is the target name of the processing instruction and data is the data in the processing instruction.

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

void QXmlContentHandler::setDocumentLocator ( QXmlLocator locator)
pure virtual

The reader calls this function before it starts parsing the document. The argument locator is a pointer to a QXmlLocator which allows the application to get the parsing position within the document.

Do not destroy the locator since it is destroyed when the reader is destroyed. (Do not use the locator after the reader is destroyed).

bool QXmlContentHandler::skippedEntity ( const QString name)
pure virtual

Some readers may skip entities if they have not seen the declarations (e.g. because they are in an external DTD). If they do so they report that they skipped the entity called name by calling this function.

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

bool QXmlContentHandler::startDocument ( )
pure virtual

The reader calls this function when it starts parsing the document. The reader calls this function just once, after the call to setDocumentLocator(), and before any other functions in this class or in the QXmlDTDHandler class are called.

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

See also
endDocument()
bool QXmlContentHandler::startElement ( const QString namespaceURI,
const QString localName,
const QString qName,
const QXmlAttributes atts 
)
pure virtual

The reader calls this function when it has parsed a start element tag.

There is a corresponding endElement() call when the corresponding end element tag is read. The startElement() and endElement() calls are always nested correctly. Empty element tags (e.g. <x/>) cause a startElement() call to be immediately followed by an endElement() call.

The attribute list provided only contains attributes with explicit values. The attribute list contains attributes used for namespace declaration (i.e. attributes starting with xmlns) only if the namespace-prefix property of the reader is true.

The argument namespaceURI is the namespace URI, or an empty string if the element has no namespace URI or if no namespace processing is done. localName is the local name (without prefix), or an empty string if no namespace processing is done, qName is the qualified name (with prefix) and atts are the attributes attached to the element. If there are no attributes, atts is an empty attributes object.

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

See also
endElement(), Namespace Support via Features
bool QXmlContentHandler::startPrefixMapping ( const QString prefix,
const QString uri 
)
pure virtual

The reader calls this function to signal the begin of a prefix-URI namespace mapping scope. This information is not necessary for normal namespace processing since the reader automatically replaces prefixes for element and attribute names.

Note that startPrefixMapping() and endPrefixMapping() calls are not guaranteed to be properly nested relative to each other: all startPrefixMapping() events occur before the corresponding startElement() event, and all endPrefixMapping() events occur after the corresponding endElement() event, but their order is not otherwise guaranteed.

The argument prefix is the namespace prefix being declared and the argument uri is the namespace URI the prefix is mapped to.

If this function returns false the reader stops parsing and reports an error. The reader uses the function errorString() to get the error message.

See also
endPrefixMapping(), Namespace Support via Features