JDOM
1.1.3

org.jdom
Class Text

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.jdom.Content
      extended by org.jdom.Text
All Implemented Interfaces:
java.io.Serializable, java.lang.Cloneable
Direct Known Subclasses:
CDATA

public class Text
extends Content

Character-based XML content. Provides a modular, parentable method of representing text. Text makes no guarantees about the underlying textual representation of character data, but does expose that data as a Java String.

Version:
$Revision: 1.1 $, $Date: 2012/04/08 22:47:59 $
Author:
Brett McLaughlin, Jason Hunter, Bradley S. Huffman
See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary
protected  java.lang.String value
          The actual character content
 
Fields inherited from class org.jdom.Content
parent
 
Constructor Summary
protected Text()
          This is the protected, no-args constructor standard in all JDOM classes.
  Text(java.lang.String str)
          This constructor creates a new Text node, with the supplied string value as it's character content.
 
Method Summary
 void append(java.lang.String str)
          This will append character content to whatever content already exists within this Text node.
 void append(Text text)
          This will append the content of another Text node to this node.
 java.lang.Object clone()
          This will return a clone of this Text node, with the same character content, but no parent.
 java.lang.String getText()
          This returns the value of this Text node as a Java String.
 java.lang.String getTextNormalize()
          This returns the textual content with all surrounding whitespace removed and internal whitespace normalized to a single space.
 java.lang.String getTextTrim()
          This returns the textual content with all surrounding whitespace removed.
 java.lang.String getValue()
          Returns the XPath 1.0 string value of this element, which is the text itself.
static java.lang.String normalizeString(java.lang.String str)
          This returns a new string with all surrounding whitespace removed and internal whitespace normalized to a single space.
 Text setText(java.lang.String str)
          This will set the value of this Text node.
 java.lang.String toString()
          This returns a String representation of the Text node, suitable for debugging.
 
Methods inherited from class org.jdom.Content
detach, equals, getDocument, getParent, getParentElement, hashCode, setParent
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

value

protected java.lang.String value
The actual character content

Constructor Detail

Text

protected Text()
This is the protected, no-args constructor standard in all JDOM classes. It allows subclassers to get a raw instance with no initialization.


Text

public Text(java.lang.String str)
This constructor creates a new Text node, with the supplied string value as it's character content.

Parameters:
str - the node's character content.
Throws:
IllegalDataException - if str contains an illegal character such as a vertical tab (as determined by Verifier.checkCharacterData(java.lang.String))
Method Detail

getText

public java.lang.String getText()
This returns the value of this Text node as a Java String.

Returns:
String - character content of this node.

getTextTrim

public java.lang.String getTextTrim()
This returns the textual content with all surrounding whitespace removed. If only whitespace exists, the empty string is returned.

Returns:
trimmed text content or empty string

getTextNormalize

public java.lang.String getTextNormalize()
This returns the textual content with all surrounding whitespace removed and internal whitespace normalized to a single space. If only whitespace exists, the empty string is returned.

Returns:
normalized text content or empty string

normalizeString

public static java.lang.String normalizeString(java.lang.String str)
This returns a new string with all surrounding whitespace removed and internal whitespace normalized to a single space. If only whitespace exists, the empty string is returned.

Per XML 1.0 Production 3 whitespace includes: #x20, #x9, #xD, #xA

Parameters:
str - string to be normalized.
Returns:
normalized string or empty string

setText

public Text setText(java.lang.String str)
This will set the value of this Text node.

Parameters:
str - value for node's content.
Returns:
the object on which the method was invoked
Throws:
IllegalDataException - if str contains an illegal character such as a vertical tab (as determined by Verifier.checkCharacterData(java.lang.String))

append

public void append(java.lang.String str)
This will append character content to whatever content already exists within this Text node.

Parameters:
str - character content to append.
Throws:
IllegalDataException - if str contains an illegal character such as a vertical tab (as determined by Verifier.checkCharacterData(java.lang.String))

append

public void append(Text text)
This will append the content of another Text node to this node.

Parameters:
text - Text node to append.

getValue

public java.lang.String getValue()
Returns the XPath 1.0 string value of this element, which is the text itself.

Specified by:
getValue in class Content
Returns:
the text

toString

public java.lang.String toString()
This returns a String representation of the Text node, suitable for debugging. If the XML representation of the Text node is desired, either getText() or XMLOutputter.outputString(Text) should be used.

Overrides:
toString in class java.lang.Object
Returns:
String - information about this node.

clone

public java.lang.Object clone()
This will return a clone of this Text node, with the same character content, but no parent.

Overrides:
clone in class Content
Returns:
Text - cloned node.

JDOM
1.1.3

Copyright 2011 Jason Hunter, Brett McLaughlin. All Rights Reserved.