org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.optional
Class XMLValidateTask

java.lang.Object
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public class XMLValidateTask
extends Task

Checks XML files are valid (or only well formed). The task uses the SAX2 parser implementation provided by JAXP by default (probably the one that is used by Ant itself), but one can specify any SAX1/2 parser if needed.


Nested Class Summary
 class XMLValidateTask.Attribute
          The class to create to set a feature of the parser.
 class XMLValidateTask.Property
          A Parser property.
protected  class XMLValidateTask.ValidatorErrorHandler
          ValidatorErrorHandler role : log SAX parse exceptions, remember if an error occurred
 
Field Summary
protected  Path classpath
           
protected  XMLValidateTask.ValidatorErrorHandler errorHandler
           
protected  boolean failOnError
           
protected  java.io.File file
          file to be validated
protected  java.util.Vector filesets
          sets of file to be validated
protected static java.lang.String INIT_FAILED_MSG
           
protected  boolean lenient
           
protected  java.lang.String readerClassName
           
protected  boolean warn
           
protected  org.xml.sax.XMLReader xmlReader
          the parser is viewed as a SAX2 XMLReader.
 
Fields inherited from class org.apache.tools.ant.Task
description, location, target, taskName, taskType, wrapper
 
Fields inherited from class org.apache.tools.ant.ProjectComponent
project
 
Constructor Summary
XMLValidateTask()
           
 
Method Summary
 void addConfiguredXMLCatalog(XMLCatalog catalog)
          add an XMLCatalog as a nested element; optional.
 void addFileset(FileSet set)
          specify a set of file to be checked
 XMLValidateTask.Attribute createAttribute()
          Add an attribute nested element.
 Path createClasspath()
           
 DTDLocation createDTD()
          Create a DTD location record; optional.
 XMLValidateTask.Property createProperty()
          Creates a property.
 void execute()
          execute the task
protected  org.xml.sax.EntityResolver getEntityResolver()
          accessor to the xmlCatalog used in the task
 void init()
          Called by the project to let the task initialize properly.
 void setClassName(java.lang.String className)
          Specify the class name of the SAX parser to be used.
 void setClasspath(Path classpath)
          Specify the classpath to be searched to load the parser (optional)
 void setClasspathRef(Reference r)
          Where to find the parser class; optional.
 void setFailOnError(boolean fail)
          Specify how parser error are to be handled.
 void setFile(java.io.File file)
          specify the file to be checked; optional.
 void setLenient(boolean bool)
          Specify whether the parser should be validating.
 void setWarn(boolean bool)
          Specify how parser error are to be handled.
 
Methods inherited from class org.apache.tools.ant.Task
getDescription, getLocation, getOwningTarget, getRuntimeConfigurableWrapper, getTaskName, getTaskType, getWrapper, handleErrorFlush, handleErrorOutput, handleFlush, handleInput, handleOutput, isInvalid, log, log, maybeConfigure, perform, reconfigure, setDescription, setLocation, setOwningTarget, setRuntimeConfigurableWrapper, setTaskName, setTaskType
 
Methods inherited from class org.apache.tools.ant.ProjectComponent
getProject, setProject
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

INIT_FAILED_MSG

protected static final java.lang.String INIT_FAILED_MSG
See Also:
Constant Field Values

failOnError

protected boolean failOnError

warn

protected boolean warn

lenient

protected boolean lenient

readerClassName

protected java.lang.String readerClassName

file

protected java.io.File file
file to be validated


filesets

protected java.util.Vector filesets
sets of file to be validated


classpath

protected Path classpath

xmlReader

protected org.xml.sax.XMLReader xmlReader
the parser is viewed as a SAX2 XMLReader. If a SAX1 parser is specified, it's wrapped in an adapter that make it behave as a XMLReader. a more 'standard' way of doing this would be to use the JAXP1.1 SAXParser interface.


errorHandler

protected XMLValidateTask.ValidatorErrorHandler errorHandler
Constructor Detail

XMLValidateTask

public XMLValidateTask()
Method Detail

setFailOnError

public void setFailOnError(boolean fail)
Specify how parser error are to be handled. Optional, default is true.

If set to true (default), throw a buildException if the parser yields an error.

Parameters:
fail - if set to false do not fail on error

setWarn

public void setWarn(boolean bool)
Specify how parser error are to be handled.

If set to true (default), log a warn message for each SAX warn event.

Parameters:
bool - if set to false do not send warnings

setLenient

public void setLenient(boolean bool)
Specify whether the parser should be validating. Default is true.

If set to false, the validation will fail only if the parsed document is not well formed XML.

this option is ignored if the specified class with setClassName(String) is not a SAX2 XMLReader.

Parameters:
bool - if set to false only fail on malformed XML

setClassName

public void setClassName(java.lang.String className)
Specify the class name of the SAX parser to be used. (optional)

Parameters:
className - should be an implementation of SAX2 org.xml.sax.XMLReader or SAX2 org.xml.sax.Parser.

if className is an implementation of org.xml.sax.Parser, setLenient(boolean), will be ignored.

if not set, the default will be used.

See Also:
XMLReader, Parser

setClasspath

public void setClasspath(Path classpath)
Specify the classpath to be searched to load the parser (optional)

Parameters:
classpath - the classpath to load the parser

createClasspath

public Path createClasspath()
Returns:
the classpath created
See Also:
setClasspath(org.apache.tools.ant.types.Path)

setClasspathRef

public void setClasspathRef(Reference r)
Where to find the parser class; optional.

Parameters:
r - reference to a classpath defined elsewhere
See Also:
setClasspath(org.apache.tools.ant.types.Path)

setFile

public void setFile(java.io.File file)
specify the file to be checked; optional.

Parameters:
file - the file to be checked

addConfiguredXMLCatalog

public void addConfiguredXMLCatalog(XMLCatalog catalog)
add an XMLCatalog as a nested element; optional.

Parameters:
catalog - XMLCatalog to use

addFileset

public void addFileset(FileSet set)
specify a set of file to be checked

Parameters:
set - the fileset to check

createAttribute

public XMLValidateTask.Attribute createAttribute()
Add an attribute nested element. This is used for setting arbitrary features of the SAX parser. Valid attributes include

Returns:
attribute created
Since:
ant1.6

createProperty

public XMLValidateTask.Property createProperty()
Creates a property.

Returns:
a property.
Since:
ant 1.6.2

init

public void init()
          throws BuildException
Called by the project to let the task initialize properly.

Overrides:
init in class Task
Throws:
BuildException - if something goes wrong with the build

createDTD

public DTDLocation createDTD()
Create a DTD location record; optional. This stores the location of a DTD. The DTD is identified by its public Id.

Returns:
created DTD location

getEntityResolver

protected org.xml.sax.EntityResolver getEntityResolver()
accessor to the xmlCatalog used in the task

Returns:
xmlCatalog reference

execute

public void execute()
             throws BuildException
execute the task

Overrides:
execute in class Task
Throws:
BuildException - if failonerror is true and an error happens


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