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javax.xml.namespace
public class: QName [javadoc | source]
java.lang.Object
   javax.xml.namespace.QName

All Implemented Interfaces:
    Serializable

QName represents a qualified name as defined in the XML specifications: XML Schema Part2: Datatypes specification, Namespaces in XML, Namespaces in XML Errata.

The value of a QName contains a Namespace URI, local part and prefix.

The prefix is included in QName to retain lexical information when present in an XML input source . The prefix is NOT used in QName.equals(Object) or to compute the QName.hashCode() . Equality and the hash code are defined using only the Namespace URI and local part.

If not specified, the Namespace URI is set to XMLConstants.NULL_NS_URI . If not specified, the prefix is set to XMLConstants.DEFAULT_NS_PREFIX .

QName is immutable.

Constructor:
 public QName(String localPart) 
 public QName(String namespaceURI,
    String localPart) 

    QName constructor specifying the Namespace URI and local part.

    If the Namespace URI is null, it is set to XMLConstants.NULL_NS_URI . This value represents no explicitly defined Namespace as defined by the Namespaces in XML specification. This action preserves compatible behavior with QName 1.0. Explicitly providing the XMLConstants.NULL_NS_URI value is the preferred coding style.

    If the local part is null an IllegalArgumentException is thrown. A local part of "" is allowed to preserve compatible behavior with QName 1.0.

    When using this constructor, the prefix is set to XMLConstants.DEFAULT_NS_PREFIX .

    The Namespace URI is not validated as a URI reference. The local part is not validated as a NCName as specified in Namespaces in XML.

 public QName(String namespaceURI,
    String localPart,
    String prefix) 

    QName constructor specifying the Namespace URI, local part and prefix.

    If the Namespace URI is null, it is set to XMLConstants.NULL_NS_URI . This value represents no explicitly defined Namespace as defined by the Namespaces in XML specification. This action preserves compatible behavior with QName 1.0. Explicitly providing the XMLConstants.NULL_NS_URI value is the preferred coding style.

    If the local part is null an IllegalArgumentException is thrown. A local part of "" is allowed to preserve compatible behavior with QName 1.0.

    If the prefix is null, an IllegalArgumentException is thrown. Use XMLConstants.DEFAULT_NS_PREFIX to explicitly indicate that no prefix is present or the prefix is not relevant.

    The Namespace URI is not validated as a URI reference. The local part and prefix are not validated as a NCName as specified in Namespaces in XML.

    Parameters:
    namespaceURI - Namespace URI of the QName
    localPart - local part of the QName
    prefix - prefix of the QName
Method from javax.xml.namespace.QName Summary:
equals,   getLocalPart,   getNamespaceURI,   getPrefix,   hashCode,   toString,   valueOf
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from javax.xml.namespace.QName Detail:
 public final boolean equals(Object objectToTest) 

    Test this QName for equality with another Object.

    If the Object to be tested is not a QName or is null, then this method returns false.

    Two QNames are considered equal if and only if both the Namespace URI and local part are equal. This method uses String.equals() to check equality of the Namespace URI and local part. The prefix is NOT used to determine equality.

    This method satisfies the general contract of Object.equals(Object)

 public String getLocalPart() 

    Get the local part of this QName.

 public String getNamespaceURI() 

    Get the Namespace URI of this QName.

 public String getPrefix() 

    Get the prefix of this QName.

    The prefix assigned to a QName might NOT be valid in a different context. For example, a QName may be assigned a prefix in the context of parsing a document but that prefix may be invalid in the context of a different document.

 public final int hashCode() 

    Generate the hash code for this QName.

    The hash code is calculated using both the Namespace URI and the local part of the QName. The prefix is NOT used to calculate the hash code.

    This method satisfies the general contract of Object.hashCode() .

 public String toString() 

    String representation of this QName.

    The commonly accepted way of representing a QName as a String was defined by James Clark. Although this is not a standard specification, it is in common use, e.g. javax.xml.transform.Transformer#setParameter(String name, Object value) . This implementation represents a QName as: "{" + Namespace URI + "}" + local part. If the Namespace URI .equals(XMLConstants.NULL_NS_URI), only the local part is returned. An appropriate use of this method is for debugging or logging for human consumption.

    Note the prefix value is NOT returned as part of the String representation.

    This method satisfies the general contract of Object.toString() .

 public static QName valueOf(String qNameAsString) 

    QName derived from parsing the formatted String.

    If the String is null or does not conform to QName.toString() formatting, an IllegalArgumentException is thrown.

    The String MUST be in the form returned by QName.toString() .

    The commonly accepted way of representing a QName as a String was defined by James Clark. Although this is not a standard specification, it is in common use, e.g. javax.xml.transform.Transformer#setParameter(String name, Object value) . This implementation parses a String formatted as: "{" + Namespace URI + "}" + local part. If the Namespace URI .equals(XMLConstants.NULL_NS_URI), only the local part should be provided.

    The prefix value CANNOT be represented in the String and will be set to XMLConstants.DEFAULT_NS_PREFIX .

    This method does not do full validation of the resulting QName.

    The Namespace URI is not validated as a URI reference. The local part is not validated as a NCName as specified in Namespaces in XML.