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XMLEntityResolver Class Reference

Revised interface for resolving entities. More...

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Public Member Functions

Constructors and Destructor
virtual ~XMLEntityResolver ()
The XMLEntityResolver interface
virtual InputSourceresolveEntity (XMLResourceIdentifier *resourceIdentifier)=0
 Allow the application to resolve external entities.

Protected Member Functions

 XMLEntityResolver ()
 Default Constructor.

Detailed Description

Revised interface for resolving entities.

If an application needs to implement customized handling for external entities, it can implement this interface and register an instance with the parser using the parser's setXMLEntityResolver method or it can use the basic SAX interface (EntityResolver). The difference between the two interfaces is the arguments to the resolveEntity() method. With the SAX EntityResolve the arguments are systemId and publicId. With this interface the argument is a XMLResourceIdentifier object. Only one EntityResolver can be set using setEntityResolver() or setXMLEntityResolver, if both are set the last one set is used.

The parser will then allow the application to intercept any external entities (including the external DTD subset and external parameter entities, if any) before including them.

Many applications will not need to implement this interface, but it will be especially useful for applications that build XML documents from databases or other specialised input sources, or for applications that use URI types other than URLs.

The following resolver would provide the application with a special character stream for the entity with the system identifier "":

#include <xercesc/util/XMLEntityResolver.hpp>
#include <xercesc/sax/InputSource.hpp>

 class MyResolver : public XMLEntityResolver {
   InputSource resolveEntity (XMLResourceIdentifier* xmlri);

 MyResolver::resolveEntity(XMLResourceIdentifier* xmlri) {
  switch(xmlri->getResourceIdentifierType()) {
   case XMLResourceIdentifier::SystemId:
    if (XMLString::compareString(xmlri->getSystemId(), "")) {
     MyReader* reader = new MyReader();
     return new InputSource(reader);
    } else {
     return null;
    return null;

The application can also use this interface to redirect system identifiers to local URIs or to look up replacements in a catalog (possibly by using the public identifier).

The HandlerBase class implements the default behaviour for this interface, which is simply always to return null (to request that the parser use the default system identifier).

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Constructor & Destructor Documentation

virtual XMLEntityResolver::~XMLEntityResolver  )  [virtual]


XMLEntityResolver::XMLEntityResolver  )  [protected]

Default Constructor.

Member Function Documentation

virtual InputSource* XMLEntityResolver::resolveEntity XMLResourceIdentifier resourceIdentifier  )  [pure virtual]

Allow the application to resolve external entities.

The Parser will call this method before opening any external entity except the top-level document entity (including the external DTD subset, external entities referenced within the DTD, and external entities referenced within the document element): the application may request that the parser resolve the entity itself, that it use an alternative URI, or that it use an entirely different input source.

Application writers can use this method to redirect external system identifiers to secure and/or local URIs, to look up public identifiers in a catalogue, or to read an entity from a database or other input source (including, for example, a dialog box).

If the system identifier is a URL, the SAX parser must resolve it fully before reporting it to the application.

resourceIdentifier An object containing the type of resource to be resolved and the associated data members corresponding to this type.
An InputSource object describing the new input source, or null to request that the parser open a regular URI connection to the system identifier. The returned InputSource is owned by the parser which is responsible to clean up the memory.
SAXException Any SAX exception, possibly wrapping another exception.
IOException An IO exception, possibly the result of creating a new InputStream or Reader for the InputSource.
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