Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

Class XMLReaderFactory

  extended by org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderFactory

public final class XMLReaderFactory
extends Object

Factory for creating an XML reader.

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This class contains static methods for creating an XML reader from an explicit class name, or based on runtime defaults:

 try {
   XMLReader myReader = XMLReaderFactory.createXMLReader();
 } catch (SAXException e) {

Note to Distributions bundled with parsers: You should modify the implementation of the no-arguments createXMLReader to handle cases where the external configuration mechanisms aren't set up. That method should do its best to return a parser when one is in the class path, even when nothing bound its class name to org.xml.sax.driver so those configuration mechanisms would see it.

SAX 2.0

Method Summary
static XMLReader createXMLReader()
          Attempt to create an XMLReader from system defaults.
static XMLReader createXMLReader(String className)
          Attempt to create an XML reader from a class name.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Method Detail


public static XMLReader createXMLReader()
                                 throws SAXException
Attempt to create an XMLReader from system defaults. In environments which can support it, the name of the XMLReader class is determined by trying each these options in order, and using the first one which succeeds:

In environments such as small embedded systems, which can not support that flexibility, other mechanisms to determine the default may be used.

Note that many Java environments allow system properties to be initialized on a command line. This means that in most cases setting a good value for that property ensures that calls to this method will succeed, except when security policies intervene. This will also maximize application portability to older SAX environments, with less robust implementations of this method.

A new XMLReader.
SAXException - If no default XMLReader class can be identified and instantiated.
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public static XMLReader createXMLReader(String className)
                                 throws SAXException
Attempt to create an XML reader from a class name.

Given a class name, this method attempts to load and instantiate the class as an XML reader.

Note that this method will not be usable in environments where the caller (perhaps an applet) is not permitted to load classes dynamically.

A new XML reader.
SAXException - If the class cannot be loaded, instantiated, and cast to XMLReader.
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Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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