JDOM
1.1.3

org.jdom
Interface Parent

All Superinterfaces:
java.lang.Cloneable, java.io.Serializable
All Known Implementing Classes:
Document, Element

public interface Parent
extends java.lang.Cloneable, java.io.Serializable

Superclass for JDOM objects which are allowed to contain Content content.

Version:
$Revision: 1.1 $, $Date: 2012/04/08 22:47:59 $
Author:
Bradley S. Huffman, Jason Hunter
See Also:
Content, Document, Element

Method Summary
 java.lang.Object clone()
          Obtain a deep, unattached copy of this parent and it's children.
 java.util.List cloneContent()
          Returns a list containing detached clones of this parent's content list.
 java.util.List getContent()
          Returns the full content of this parent as a List which contains objects of type Content.
 java.util.List getContent(Filter filter)
          Returns as a List the content of this parent that matches the supplied filter.
 Content getContent(int index)
          Returns the child at the given index.
 int getContentSize()
          Returns the number of children in this parent's content list.
 java.util.Iterator getDescendants()
          Returns an Iterator that walks over all descendants in document order.
 java.util.Iterator getDescendants(Filter filter)
          Returns an Iterator that walks over all descendants in document order applying the Filter to return only elements that match the filter rule.
 Document getDocument()
          Return this parent's owning document or null if the branch containing this parent is currently not attached to a document.
 Parent getParent()
          Return this parent's parent, or null if this parent is currently not attached to another parent.
 int indexOf(Content child)
          Returns the index of the supplied child in the content list, or -1 if not a child of this parent.
 java.util.List removeContent()
          Removes all content from this parent and returns the detached children.
 boolean removeContent(Content child)
          Removes a single child node from the content list.
 java.util.List removeContent(Filter filter)
          Removes from this parent all child content matching the given filter and returns a list of the detached children.
 Content removeContent(int index)
          Removes and returns the child at the given index, or returns null if there's no such child.
 

Method Detail

getContentSize

int getContentSize()
Returns the number of children in this parent's content list. Children may be any Content type.

Returns:
number of children

indexOf

int indexOf(Content child)
Returns the index of the supplied child in the content list, or -1 if not a child of this parent.

Parameters:
child - child to search for
Returns:
index of child, or -1 if not found

cloneContent

java.util.List cloneContent()
Returns a list containing detached clones of this parent's content list.

Returns:
list of cloned child content

getContent

Content getContent(int index)
Returns the child at the given index.

Parameters:
index - location of desired child
Returns:
child at the given index
Throws:
java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index is negative or beyond the current number of children
java.lang.IllegalStateException - if parent is a Document and the root element is not set

getContent

java.util.List getContent()
Returns the full content of this parent as a List which contains objects of type Content. The returned list is "live" and in document order. Any modifications to it affect the element's actual contents. Modifications are checked for conformance to XML 1.0 rules.

Sequential traversal through the List is best done with an Iterator since the underlying implement of List.size() may require walking the entire list and indexed lookups may require starting at the beginning each time.

Returns:
a list of the content of the parent
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalStateException - if parent is a Document and the root element is not set

getContent

java.util.List getContent(Filter filter)
Returns as a List the content of this parent that matches the supplied filter. The returned list is "live" and in document order. Any modifications to it affect the element's actual contents. Modifications are checked for conformance to XML 1.0 rules.

Sequential traversal through the List is best done with an Iterator since the underlying implement of List.size() may require walking the entire list and indexed lookups may require starting at the beginning each time.

Parameters:
filter - filter to apply
Returns:
a list of the content of the parent matching the filter
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalStateException - if parent is a Document and the root element is not set

removeContent

java.util.List removeContent()
Removes all content from this parent and returns the detached children.

Returns:
list of the old content detached from this parent

removeContent

java.util.List removeContent(Filter filter)
Removes from this parent all child content matching the given filter and returns a list of the detached children.

Parameters:
filter - filter to apply
Returns:
list of the detached children matching the filter

removeContent

boolean removeContent(Content child)
Removes a single child node from the content list.

Parameters:
child - child to remove
Returns:
whether the removal occurred

removeContent

Content removeContent(int index)
Removes and returns the child at the given index, or returns null if there's no such child.

Parameters:
index - index of child to remove
Returns:
detached child at given index or null if no
Throws:
java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index is negative or beyond the current number of children

clone

java.lang.Object clone()
Obtain a deep, unattached copy of this parent and it's children.

Returns:
a deep copy of this parent and it's children.

getDescendants

java.util.Iterator getDescendants()
Returns an Iterator that walks over all descendants in document order.

Returns:
an iterator to walk descendants

getDescendants

java.util.Iterator getDescendants(Filter filter)
Returns an Iterator that walks over all descendants in document order applying the Filter to return only elements that match the filter rule. With filters you can match only Elements, only Comments, Elements or Comments, only Elements with a given name and/or prefix, and so on.

Parameters:
filter - filter to select which descendants to see
Returns:
an iterator to walk descendants that match a filter

getParent

Parent getParent()
Return this parent's parent, or null if this parent is currently not attached to another parent. This is the same method as in Content but also added to Parent to allow more easy up-the-tree walking.

Returns:
this parent's parent or null if none

getDocument

Document getDocument()
Return this parent's owning document or null if the branch containing this parent is currently not attached to a document.

Returns:
this child's owning document or null if none

JDOM
1.1.3

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