TransformerFactory

public abstract class TransformerFactory extends Object
Known Direct Subclasses

A TransformerFactory instance can be used to create Transformer and Templates objects.

The system property that determines which Factory implementation to create is named "javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory". This property names a concrete subclass of the TransformerFactory abstract class. If the property is not defined, a platform default is be used.

Protected Constructor Summary

TransformerFactory()
Default constructor is protected on purpose.

Public Method Summary

abstract Source
getAssociatedStylesheet(Source source, String media, String title, String charset)

Get the stylesheet specification(s) associated with the XML Source document via the xml-stylesheet processing instruction that match the given criteria.

abstract Object
getAttribute(String name)
Allows the user to retrieve specific attributes on the underlying implementation.
abstract ErrorListener
getErrorListener()
Get the error event handler for the TransformerFactory.
abstract boolean
getFeature(String name)
Look up the value of a feature.
abstract URIResolver
getURIResolver()
Get the object that is used by default during the transformation to resolve URIs used in document(), xsl:import, or xsl:include.
static TransformerFactory
newInstance(String factoryClassName, ClassLoader classLoader)
Returns an instance of the named implementation of TransformerFactory.
static TransformerFactory
newInstance()
Returns Android's implementation of TransformerFactory.
abstract Templates
newTemplates(Source source)
Process the Source into a Templates object, which is a a compiled representation of the source.
abstract Transformer
newTransformer(Source source)

Process the Source into a Transformer Object.

abstract Transformer
newTransformer()

Create a new Transformer that performs a copy of the Source to the Result.

abstract void
setAttribute(String name, Object value)
Allows the user to set specific attributes on the underlying implementation.
abstract void
setErrorListener(ErrorListener listener)
Set the error event listener for the TransformerFactory, which is used for the processing of transformation instructions, and not for the transformation itself.
abstract void
setFeature(String name, boolean value)

Set a feature for this TransformerFactory and Transformers or Templates created by this factory.

abstract void
setURIResolver(URIResolver resolver)
Set an object that is used by default during the transformation to resolve URIs used in document(), xsl:import, or xsl:include.

Inherited Method Summary

Protected Constructors

protected TransformerFactory ()

Default constructor is protected on purpose.

Public Methods

public abstract Source getAssociatedStylesheet (Source source, String media, String title, String charset)

Get the stylesheet specification(s) associated with the XML Source document via the xml-stylesheet processing instruction that match the given criteria. Note that it is possible to return several stylesheets, in which case they are applied as if they were a list of imports or cascades in a single stylesheet.

Parameters
source The XML source document.
media The media attribute to be matched. May be null, in which case the preferred templates will be used (i.e. alternate = no).
title The value of the title attribute to match. May be null.
charset The value of the charset attribute to match. May be null.
Returns
  • A Source Object suitable for passing to the TransformerFactory.
Throws
TransformerConfigurationException An Exception is thrown if an error occurs during parsing of the source.

public abstract Object getAttribute (String name)

Allows the user to retrieve specific attributes on the underlying implementation. An IllegalArgumentException is thrown if the underlying implementation doesn't recognize the attribute.

Parameters
name The name of the attribute.
Returns
  • value The value of the attribute.

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