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  26 package javax.xml.stream;
  27 
  28 import javax.xml.namespace.NamespaceContext;
  29 import javax.xml.namespace.QName;
  30 
  31 /**
  32  *  The XMLStreamReader interface allows forward, read-only access to XML.
  33  *  It is designed to be the lowest level and most efficient way to
  34  *  read XML data.
  35  *
  36  * <p>
  37  * The XMLStreamReader is designed to iterate over XML using
  38  * next() and hasNext().  The data can be accessed using methods such as getEventType(),
  39  * getNamespaceURI(), getLocalName() and getText();
  40  *
  41  * <p>
  42  * An XMLStreamReader instance is created with an initial event type START_DOCUMENT.
  43  * At any moment in time, it has a current event that the methods of the interface
  44  * access and may load the next event through the {@link #next() next()} method.
  45  * The current event type can be determined by {@link #getEventType getEventType()}, and
  46  * the next returned by the {@link #next() next()} method.
  47  *
  48  * <p>
  49  * Parsing events are defined as the XML Declaration, a DTD,
  50  * start tag, character data, white space, end tag, comment,
  51  * or processing instruction.  An attribute or namespace event may be encountered
  52  * at the root level of a document as the result of a query operation.
  53  *
  54  * <p>
  55  * For XML 1.0 compliance an XML processor must pass the
  56  * identifiers of declared unparsed entities, notation declarations and their
  57  * associated identifiers to the application.  This information is
  58  * provided through the property API on this interface.
  59  * The following two properties allow access to this information:
  60  * javax.xml.stream.notations and javax.xml.stream.entities.
  61  * When the current event is a DTD the following call will return a
  62  * list of Notations
  63  * {@code List l = (List) getProperty("javax.xml.stream.notations");}
  64  * The following call will return a list of entity declarations:
  65  * {@code List l = (List) getProperty("javax.xml.stream.entities");}
  66  * These properties can only be accessed during a DTD event and
  67  * are defined to return null if the information is not available.
  68  *
  69  * <p>
  70  * The following table describes which methods are valid in what state.
  71  * If a method is called in an invalid state the method will throw a
  72  * java.lang.IllegalStateException.
  73  *
  74  * <table class="striped">
  75  *   <caption>Valid methods for each state</caption>
  76  *   <thead>
  77  *     <tr>
  78  *       <th scope="col">Event Type</th>
  79  *       <th scope="col">Valid Methods</th>
  80  *     </tr>
  81  *   </thead>
  82  *   <tbody>
  83  *     <tr>
  84  *       <th scope="row"> All States  </th>
  85  *       <td> getProperty(), hasNext(), require(), close(),
  86  *            getNamespaceURI(), isStartElement(),
  87  *            isEndElement(), isCharacters(), isWhiteSpace(),
  88  *            getNamespaceContext(), getEventType(),getLocation(),
  89  *            hasText(), hasName()
  90  *       </td>
  91  *     </tr>
  92  *     <tr>
  93  *       <th scope="row"> START_ELEMENT  </th>
  94  *       <td> next(), getName(), getLocalName(), hasName(), getPrefix(),
  95  *            getAttributeXXX(), isAttributeSpecified(),
  96  *            getNamespaceXXX(),
  97  *            getElementText(), nextTag()
  98  *       </td>
  99  *     </tr>
 100  *     <tr>
 101  *       <th scope="row"> ATTRIBUTE  </th>
 102  *       <td> next(), nextTag()
 103  *            getAttributeXXX(), isAttributeSpecified(),
 104  *       </td>
 105  *     </tr>
 106  *     <tr>
 107  *       <th scope="row"> NAMESPACE  </th>
 108  *       <td> next(), nextTag()
 109  *            getNamespaceXXX()
 110  *       </td>
 111  *     </tr>
 112  *     <tr>
 113  *       <th scope="row"> END_ELEMENT  </th>
 114  *       <td> next(), getName(), getLocalName(), hasName(), getPrefix(),
 115  *            getNamespaceXXX(), nextTag()
 116  *      </td>
 117  *     </tr>
 118  *     <tr>
 119  *       <th scope="row"> CHARACTERS  </th>
 120  *       <td> next(), getTextXXX(), nextTag() </td>
 121  *     </tr>
 122  *     <tr>
 123  *       <th scope="row"> CDATA  </th>
 124  *       <td> next(), getTextXXX(), nextTag() </td>
 125  *     </tr>
 126  *     <tr>
 127  *       <th scope="row"> COMMENT  </th>
 128  *       <td> next(), getTextXXX(), nextTag() </td>
 129  *     </tr>
 130  *     <tr>
 131  *       <th scope="row"> SPACE  </th>
 132  *       <td> next(), getTextXXX(), nextTag() </td>
 133  *     </tr>
 134  *     <tr>
 135  *       <th scope="row"> START_DOCUMENT  </th>
 136  *       <td> next(), getEncoding(), getVersion(), isStandalone(), standaloneSet(),
 137  *            getCharacterEncodingScheme(), nextTag()</td>
 138  *     </tr>
 139  *     <tr>
 140  *       <th scope="row"> END_DOCUMENT  </th>
 141  *       <td> close()</td>
 142  *     </tr>
 143  *     <tr>
 144  *       <th scope="row"> PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION  </th>
 145  *       <td> next(), getPITarget(), getPIData(), nextTag() </td>
 146  *     </tr>
 147  *     <tr>
 148  *       <th scope="row"> ENTITY_REFERENCE  </th>
 149  *       <td> next(), getLocalName(), getText(), nextTag() </td>
 150  *     </tr>
 151  *     <tr>
 152  *       <th scope="row"> DTD  </th>
 153  *       <td> next(), getText(), nextTag() </td>
 154  *     </tr>
 155  *   </tbody>
 156  *  </table>
 157  *
 158  * @version 1.0
 159  * @author Copyright (c) 2009 by Oracle Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 160  * @see javax.xml.stream.events.XMLEvent
 161  * @see XMLInputFactory
 162  * @see XMLStreamWriter
 163  * @since 1.6
 164  */
 165 public interface XMLStreamReader extends XMLStreamConstants {
 166   /**
 167    * Get the value of a feature/property from the underlying implementation
 168    * @param name The name of the property, may not be null
 169    * @return The value of the property
 170    * @throws IllegalArgumentException if name is null
 171    */
 172   public Object getProperty(java.lang.String name) throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException;
 173 
 174   /**
 175    * Get next parsing event - a processor may return all contiguous
 176    * character data in a single chunk, or it may split it into several chunks.
 177    * If the property javax.xml.stream.isCoalescing is set to true
 178    * element content must be coalesced and only one CHARACTERS event
 179    * must be returned for contiguous element content or
 180    * CDATA Sections.
 181    *
 182    * By default entity references must be
 183    * expanded and reported transparently to the application.
 184    * An exception will be thrown if an entity reference cannot be expanded.
 185    * If element content is empty (i.e. content is "") then no CHARACTERS event will be reported.
 186    *
 187    * <p>Given the following XML:<br>
 188    * {@code <foo><!--description-->content text<![CDATA[<greeting>Hello>/greeting>]]>other content>/foo>}<br>
 189    * The behavior of calling next() when being on foo will be:<br>
 190    * 1- the comment (COMMENT)<br>
 191    * 2- then the characters section (CHARACTERS)<br>
 192    * 3- then the CDATA section (another CHARACTERS)<br>
 193    * 4- then the next characters section (another CHARACTERS)<br>
 194    * 5- then the END_ELEMENT<br>
 195    *
 196    * <p><b>NOTE:</b> empty element (such as {@code <tag/>}) will be reported
 197    *  with  two separate events: START_ELEMENT, END_ELEMENT - This preserves
 198    *   parsing equivalency of empty element to {@code <tag></tag>}.
 199    *
 200    * @see javax.xml.stream.events.XMLEvent
 201    * @return the integer code corresponding to the current parse event
 202    * @throws java.util.NoSuchElementException if this is called when hasNext() returns false
 203    * @throws XMLStreamException  if there is an error processing the underlying XML source
 204    */
 205   public int next() throws XMLStreamException;
 206 
 207   /**
 208    * Test if the current event is of the given type and if the namespace and name match the current
 209    * namespace and name of the current event.  If the namespaceURI is null it is not checked for equality,
 210    * if the localName is null it is not checked for equality.
 211    * @param type the event type
 212    * @param namespaceURI the uri of the event, may be null
 213    * @param localName the localName of the event, may be null
 214    * @throws XMLStreamException if the required values are not matched.
 215    */
 216   public void require(int type, String namespaceURI, String localName) throws XMLStreamException;
 217 
 218   /**
 219    * Reads the content of a text-only element, an exception is thrown if this is
 220    * not a text-only element.
 221    * Regardless of value of javax.xml.stream.isCoalescing this method always returns coalesced content.
 222    * <br> Precondition: the current event is START_ELEMENT.
 223    * <br> Postcondition: the current event is the corresponding END_ELEMENT.
 224    *
 225    * <br>The method does the following (implementations are free to optimized
 226    * but must do equivalent processing):
 227    * <pre>
 228    * if(getEventType() != XMLStreamConstants.START_ELEMENT) {
 229    *     throw new XMLStreamException(
 230    *     "parser must be on START_ELEMENT to read next text", getLocation());
 231    * }
 232    *
 233    * int eventType = next();
 234    * StringBuffer content = new StringBuffer();
 235    * while(eventType != XMLStreamConstants.END_ELEMENT) {
 236    *     if(eventType == XMLStreamConstants.CHARACTERS
 237    *        || eventType == XMLStreamConstants.CDATA
 238    *        || eventType == XMLStreamConstants.SPACE
 239    *        || eventType == XMLStreamConstants.ENTITY_REFERENCE) {
 240    *           buf.append(getText());
 241    *     } else if(eventType == XMLStreamConstants.PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION
 242    *               || eventType == XMLStreamConstants.COMMENT) {
 243    *         // skipping
 244    *     } else if(eventType == XMLStreamConstants.END_DOCUMENT) {
 245    *         throw new XMLStreamException(
 246    *         "unexpected end of document when reading element text content", this);
 247    *     } else if(eventType == XMLStreamConstants.START_ELEMENT) {
 248    *         throw new XMLStreamException(
 249    *         "element text content may not contain START_ELEMENT", getLocation());
 250    *     } else {
 251    *         throw new XMLStreamException(
 252    *         "Unexpected event type "+eventType, getLocation());
 253    *     }
 254    *     eventType = next();
 255    * }
 256    * return buf.toString();
 257    * </pre>
 258    *

 259    * @throws XMLStreamException if the current event is not a START_ELEMENT
 260    * or if a non text element is encountered
 261    */
 262   public String getElementText() throws XMLStreamException;
 263 
 264   /**
 265    * Skips any white space (isWhiteSpace() returns true), COMMENT,
 266    * or PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION,
 267    * until a START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT is reached.
 268    * If other than white space characters, COMMENT, PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION, START_ELEMENT, END_ELEMENT
 269    * are encountered, an exception is thrown. This method should
 270    * be used when processing element-only content seperated by white space.
 271    *
 272    * <br> Precondition: none
 273    * <br> Postcondition: the current event is START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT
 274    * and cursor may have moved over any whitespace event.
 275    *
 276    * <br>Essentially it does the following (implementations are free to optimized
 277    * but must do equivalent processing):
 278    * <pre> {@code
 279    * int eventType = next();
 280    * while((eventType == XMLStreamConstants.CHARACTERS && isWhiteSpace()) // skip whitespace
 281    * || (eventType == XMLStreamConstants.CDATA && isWhiteSpace())
 282    * // skip whitespace
 283    * || eventType == XMLStreamConstants.SPACE
 284    * || eventType == XMLStreamConstants.PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION
 285    * || eventType == XMLStreamConstants.COMMENT
 286    * ) {
 287    *     eventType = next();
 288    * }
 289    * if (eventType != XMLStreamConstants.START_ELEMENT && eventType != XMLStreamConstants.END_ELEMENT) {
 290    *     throw new String XMLStreamException("expected start or end tag", getLocation());
 291    * }
 292    * return eventType; }
 293    * </pre>
 294    *
 295    * @return the event type of the element read (START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT)
 296    * @throws XMLStreamException if the current event is not white space, PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION,
 297    * START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT
 298    * @throws java.util.NoSuchElementException if this is called when hasNext() returns false
 299    */
 300   public int nextTag() throws XMLStreamException;
 301 
 302   /**
 303    * Returns true if there are more parsing events and false
 304    * if there are no more events.  This method will return
 305    * false if the current state of the XMLStreamReader is
 306    * END_DOCUMENT
 307    * @return true if there are more events, false otherwise
 308    * @throws XMLStreamException if there is a fatal error detecting the next state
 309    */
 310   public boolean hasNext() throws XMLStreamException;
 311 
 312   /**
 313    * Frees any resources associated with this Reader. This method does not close the
 314    * underlying input source.
 315    * @throws XMLStreamException if there are errors freeing associated resources
 316    */
 317   public void close() throws XMLStreamException;
 318 
 319   /**
 320    * Return the uri for the given prefix.
 321    * The uri returned depends on the current state of the processor.
 322    *
 323    * <p><strong>NOTE:</strong>The 'xml' prefix is bound as defined in
 324    * <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/#ns-using">Namespaces in XML</a>
 325    * specification to "http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace".
 326    *
 327    * <p><strong>NOTE:</strong> The 'xmlns' prefix must be resolved to following namespace
 328    * <a href="http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/">http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/</a>
 329    * @param prefix The prefix to lookup, may not be null
 330    * @return the uri bound to the given prefix or null if it is not bound
 331    * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the prefix is null
 332    */
 333   public String getNamespaceURI(String prefix);
 334 
 335   /**
 336    * Returns true if the cursor points to a start tag (otherwise false)
 337    * @return true if the cursor points to a start tag, false otherwise
 338    */
 339   public boolean isStartElement();
 340 
 341   /**
 342    * Returns true if the cursor points to an end tag (otherwise false)
 343    * @return true if the cursor points to an end tag, false otherwise
 344    */
 345   public boolean isEndElement();
 346 
 347   /**
 348    * Returns true if the cursor points to a character data event
 349    * @return true if the cursor points to character data, false otherwise
 350    */
 351   public boolean isCharacters();
 352 
 353   /**
 354    * Returns true if the cursor points to a character data event
 355    * that consists of all whitespace
 356    * @return true if the cursor points to all whitespace, false otherwise
 357    */
 358   public boolean isWhiteSpace();
 359 
 360 
 361   /**
 362    * Returns the normalized attribute value of the
 363    * attribute with the namespace and localName
 364    * If the namespaceURI is null the namespace
 365    * is not checked for equality
 366    * @param namespaceURI the namespace of the attribute
 367    * @param localName the local name of the attribute, cannot be null
 368    * @return returns the value of the attribute , returns null if not found
 369    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE
 370    */
 371   public String getAttributeValue(String namespaceURI,
 372                                   String localName);
 373 
 374   /**
 375    * Returns the count of attributes on this START_ELEMENT,
 376    * this method is only valid on a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE.  This
 377    * count excludes namespace definitions.  Attribute indices are
 378    * zero-based.
 379    * @return returns the number of attributes
 380    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE
 381    */
 382   public int getAttributeCount();
 383 
 384   /** Returns the qname of the attribute at the provided index
 385    *
 386    * @param index the position of the attribute
 387    * @return the QName of the attribute
 388    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE
 389    */
 390   public QName getAttributeName(int index);
 391 
 392   /**
 393    * Returns the namespace of the attribute at the provided
 394    * index
 395    * @param index the position of the attribute
 396    * @return the namespace URI (can be null)
 397    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE
 398    */
 399   public String getAttributeNamespace(int index);
 400 
 401   /**
 402    * Returns the localName of the attribute at the provided
 403    * index
 404    * @param index the position of the attribute
 405    * @return the localName of the attribute
 406    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE
 407    */
 408   public String getAttributeLocalName(int index);
 409 
 410   /**
 411    * Returns the prefix of this attribute at the
 412    * provided index
 413    * @param index the position of the attribute
 414    * @return the prefix of the attribute
 415    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE
 416    */
 417   public String getAttributePrefix(int index);
 418 
 419   /**
 420    * Returns the XML type of the attribute at the provided
 421    * index
 422    * @param index the position of the attribute
 423    * @return the XML type of the attribute
 424    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE
 425    */
 426   public String getAttributeType(int index);
 427 
 428   /**
 429    * Returns the value of the attribute at the
 430    * index
 431    * @param index the position of the attribute
 432    * @return the attribute value
 433    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE
 434    */
 435   public String getAttributeValue(int index);
 436 
 437   /**
 438    * Returns a boolean which indicates if this
 439    * attribute was created by default
 440    * @param index the position of the attribute
 441    * @return true if this is a default attribute
 442    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or ATTRIBUTE
 443    */
 444   public boolean isAttributeSpecified(int index);
 445 
 446   /**
 447    * Returns the count of namespaces declared on this START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT,
 448    * this method is only valid on a START_ELEMENT, END_ELEMENT or NAMESPACE. On
 449    * an END_ELEMENT the count is of the namespaces that are about to go
 450    * out of scope.  This is the equivalent of the information reported
 451    * by SAX callback for an end element event.
 452    * @return returns the number of namespace declarations on this specific element
 453    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT, END_ELEMENT or NAMESPACE
 454    */
 455   public int getNamespaceCount();
 456 
 457   /**
 458    * Returns the prefix for the namespace declared at the
 459    * index.  Returns null if this is the default namespace
 460    * declaration
 461    *
 462    * @param index the position of the namespace declaration
 463    * @return returns the namespace prefix
 464    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT, END_ELEMENT or NAMESPACE
 465    */
 466   public String getNamespacePrefix(int index);
 467 
 468   /**
 469    * Returns the uri for the namespace declared at the
 470    * index.
 471    *
 472    * @param index the position of the namespace declaration
 473    * @return returns the namespace uri
 474    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT, END_ELEMENT or NAMESPACE
 475    */
 476   public String getNamespaceURI(int index);
 477 
 478   /**
 479    * Returns a read only namespace context for the current
 480    * position.  The context is transient and only valid until
 481    * a call to next() changes the state of the reader.
 482    * @return return a namespace context
 483    */
 484   public NamespaceContext getNamespaceContext();
 485 
 486   /**
 487    * Returns a reader that points to the current start element
 488    * and all of its contents.  Throws an XMLStreamException if the
 489    * cursor does not point to a START_ELEMENT.<p>
 490    * The sub stream is read from it MUST be read before the parent stream is
 491    * moved on, if not any call on the sub stream will cause an XMLStreamException to be
 492    * thrown.   The parent stream will always return the same result from next()
 493    * whatever is done to the sub stream.
 494    * @return an XMLStreamReader which points to the next element
 495    */
 496   //  public XMLStreamReader subReader() throws XMLStreamException;
 497 
 498   /**
 499    * Allows the implementation to reset and reuse any underlying tables
 500    */
 501   //  public void recycle() throws XMLStreamException;
 502 
 503   /**
 504    * Returns an integer code that indicates the type of the event the cursor is
 505    * pointing to. The initial event type is {@link #START_DOCUMENT}.
 506    *
 507    * @return the type of the current event
 508    */
 509   public int getEventType();
 510 
 511   /**
 512    * Returns the current value of the parse event as a string,
 513    * this returns the string value of a CHARACTERS event,
 514    * returns the value of a COMMENT, the replacement value
 515    * for an ENTITY_REFERENCE, the string value of a CDATA section,
 516    * the string value for a SPACE event,
 517    * or the String value of the internal subset of the DTD.
 518    * If an ENTITY_REFERENCE has been resolved, any character data
 519    * will be reported as CHARACTERS events.
 520    * @return the current text or null
 521    * @throws java.lang.IllegalStateException if this state is not
 522    * a valid text state.
 523    */
 524   public String getText();
 525 
 526   /**
 527    * Returns an array which contains the characters from this event.
 528    * This array should be treated as read-only and transient. I.e. the array will
 529    * contain the text characters until the XMLStreamReader moves on to the next event.
 530    * Attempts to hold onto the character array beyond that time or modify the
 531    * contents of the array are breaches of the contract for this interface.
 532    * @return the current text or an empty array
 533    * @throws java.lang.IllegalStateException if this state is not
 534    * a valid text state.
 535    */
 536   public char[] getTextCharacters();
 537 
 538   /**
 539    * Gets the the text associated with a CHARACTERS, SPACE or CDATA event.
 540    * Text starting a "sourceStart" is copied into "target" starting at "targetStart".
 541    * Up to "length" characters are copied.  The number of characters actually copied is returned.
 542    *
 543    * The "sourceStart" argument must be greater or equal to 0 and less than or equal to
 544    * the number of characters associated with the event.  Usually, one requests text starting at a "sourceStart" of 0.
 545    * If the number of characters actually copied is less than the "length", then there is no more text.
 546    * Otherwise, subsequent calls need to be made until all text has been retrieved. For example:
 547    *
 548    * <pre>{@code
 549    * int length = 1024;
 550    * char[] myBuffer = new char[ length ];
 551    *
 552    * for ( int sourceStart = 0 ; ; sourceStart += length )
 553    * {
 554    *    int nCopied = stream.getTextCharacters( sourceStart, myBuffer, 0, length );
 555    *
 556    *   if (nCopied < length)
 557    *       break;
 558    * }
 559    * } </pre>
 560    * XMLStreamException may be thrown if there are any XML errors in the underlying source.
 561    * The "targetStart" argument must be greater than or equal to 0 and less than the length of "target",
 562    * Length must be greater than 0 and "targetStart + length" must be less than or equal to length of "target".
 563    *
 564    * @param sourceStart the index of the first character in the source array to copy
 565    * @param target the destination array
 566    * @param targetStart the start offset in the target array
 567    * @param length the number of characters to copy
 568    * @return the number of characters actually copied
 569    * @throws XMLStreamException if the underlying XML source is not well-formed
 570    * @throws IndexOutOfBoundsException if targetStart {@literal <} 0 or {@literal >} than the length of target
 571    * @throws IndexOutOfBoundsException if length {@literal <} 0 or targetStart + length {@literal >} length of target
 572    * @throws UnsupportedOperationException if this method is not supported
 573    * @throws NullPointerException is if target is null
 574    */
 575    public int getTextCharacters(int sourceStart, char[] target, int targetStart, int length)
 576      throws XMLStreamException;
 577 
 578   /**
 579    * Gets the text associated with a CHARACTERS, SPACE or CDATA event.  Allows the underlying
 580    * implementation to return the text as a stream of characters.  The reference to the
 581    * Reader returned by this method is only valid until next() is called.
 582    *
 583    * All characters must have been checked for well-formedness.
 584    *
 585    * <p> This method is optional and will throw UnsupportedOperationException if it is not supported.
 586    * @throws UnsupportedOperationException if this method is not supported
 587    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a valid text state
 588    */
 589   //public Reader getTextStream();
 590 
 591   /**
 592    * Returns the offset into the text character array where the first
 593    * character (of this text event) is stored.
 594    *
 595    * @return the starting position of the text in the character array
 596    * @throws java.lang.IllegalStateException if this state is not
 597    * a valid text state.
 598    */
 599   public int getTextStart();
 600 
 601   /**
 602    * Returns the length of the sequence of characters for this
 603    * Text event within the text character array.
 604    *
 605    * @return the length of the text
 606    * @throws java.lang.IllegalStateException if this state is not
 607    * a valid text state.
 608    */
 609   public int getTextLength();
 610 
 611   /**
 612    * Return input encoding if known or null if unknown.
 613    * @return the encoding of this instance or null
 614    */
 615   public String getEncoding();
 616 
 617   /**
 618    * Return a boolean indicating whether the current event has text.
 619    * The following events have text:
 620    * CHARACTERS,DTD ,ENTITY_REFERENCE, COMMENT, SPACE
 621    *
 622    * @return true if the event has text, false otherwise
 623    */
 624   public boolean hasText();
 625 
 626   /**
 627    * Return the current location of the processor.
 628    * If the Location is unknown the processor should return
 629    * an implementation of Location that returns -1 for the
 630    * location and null for the publicId and systemId.
 631    * The location information is only valid until next() is
 632    * called.
 633    * @return the location of the cursor
 634    */
 635   public Location getLocation();
 636 
 637   /**
 638    * Returns a QName for the current START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT event
 639    * @return the QName for the current START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT event
 640    * @throws IllegalStateException if this is not a START_ELEMENT or
 641    * END_ELEMENT
 642    */
 643   public QName getName();
 644 
 645   /**
 646    * Returns the (local) name of the current event.
 647    * For START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT returns the (local) name of the current element.
 648    * For ENTITY_REFERENCE it returns entity name.
 649    * The current event must be START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT,
 650    * or ENTITY_REFERENCE
 651    * @return the localName
 652    * @throws IllegalStateException if this not a START_ELEMENT,
 653    * END_ELEMENT or ENTITY_REFERENCE
 654    */
 655   public String getLocalName();
 656 
 657   /**
 658    * returns a boolean indicating whether the current event has a name
 659    * (is a START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT).
 660    *
 661    * @return true if the event has a name, false otherwise
 662    */
 663   public boolean hasName();
 664 
 665   /**
 666    * If the current event is a START_ELEMENT or END_ELEMENT  this method
 667    * returns the URI of the prefix or the default namespace.
 668    * Returns null if the event does not have a prefix.
 669    * @return the URI bound to this elements prefix, the default namespace, or null
 670    */
 671   public String getNamespaceURI();
 672 
 673   /**
 674    * Returns the prefix of the current event or null if the event does not have a prefix
 675    * @return the prefix or null
 676    */
 677   public String getPrefix();
 678 
 679   /**
 680    * Get the xml version declared on the xml declaration
 681    * Returns null if none was declared
 682    * @return the XML version or null
 683    */
 684   public String getVersion();
 685 
 686   /**
 687    * Get the standalone declaration from the xml declaration
 688    * @return true if this is standalone, or false otherwise
 689    */
 690   public boolean isStandalone();
 691 
 692   /**
 693    * Checks if standalone was set in the document
 694    * @return true if standalone was set in the document, or false otherwise
 695    */
 696   public boolean standaloneSet();
 697 
 698   /**
 699    * Returns the character encoding declared on the xml declaration
 700    * Returns null if none was declared
 701    * @return the encoding declared in the document or null
 702    */
 703   public String getCharacterEncodingScheme();
 704 
 705   /**
 706    * Get the target of a processing instruction
 707    * @return the target or null
 708    */
 709   public String getPITarget();
 710 
 711   /**
 712    * Get the data section of a processing instruction
 713    * @return the data or null
 714    */
 715   public String getPIData();
 716 }
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