4Suite API Documentation

Module Ft.Xml.Sax

Abstraction module for Domlette SAX usage.
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Functions:
Globals:

Classes

class Attributes
Interface for a set of XML attributes.
Contains a set of XML attributes, accessible by expanded name.

Methods

__contains__(self, name)
Alias for has_key.
__delitem__(self, name)
Removes the attribute with the given name.
__getitem__(self, name)
Alias for getValue.
__len__(self)
Returns the number of attributes in the list.
get(self, name, alternative=None)
Return the value associated with attribute name; if it is not available, then return the alternative.
getQNameByName(self, name)
Returns the qualified name of the attribute with the given name.
getValue(self, name)
Returns the value of the attribute with the given name.
has_key(self, name)
Returns True if the attribute name is in the list, False otherwise.
items(self)
Return a list of (attribute_name, value) pairs.
keys(self)
Returns a list of the names of all attribute in the list.
values(self)
Return a list of all attribute values.
class ContentHandler
Interface for receiving logical document content events.
This is the main callback interface for the Parser. The order of
events in this interface mirrors the order of the information in the
document.

Methods

characters(self, content)
Receive notification of character data.
The parser will call this method to report each chunk of
character data.   The parser will return all contiguous
character data in a single chunk.
endDocument(self)
Receive notification of the end of a document.
The parser will invoke this method only once, and it will
be the last method invoked during the parse. The parser shall
not invoke this method until it has either abandoned parsing
(because of an unrecoverable error) or reached the end of
input.
endElementNS(self, (uri, localName), qualifiedName)
Signals the end of an element.
The uri parameter is None for elements which have no namespace,
the qualifiedName parameter is the raw XML name used in the source
document.
endPrefixMapping(self, prefix)
End the scope of a prefix-URI mapping.
See startPrefixMapping for details. This event will always
occur after the corresponding endElementNS event, but the order
of endPrefixMapping events is not otherwise guaranteed.
setDocumentLocator(self, locator)
Called by the parser to give the application a locator for locating the origin of document events.
The locator allows the application to determine the end
position of any document-related event, even if the parser is
not reporting an error. Typically, the application will use
this information for reporting its own errors (such as
character content that does not match an application's
business rules). The information returned by the locator is
probably not sufficient for use with a search engine.

Note that the locator will return correct information only
during the invocation of the events in this interface. The
application should not attempt to use it at any other time.
startDocument(self)
Receive notification of the beginning of a document.
The parser will invoke this method only once, before any
other methods in this interface.
startElementNS(self, (uri, localName), qualifiedName, atts)
Signals the start of an element.
The uri parameter is None for elements which have no namespace,
the qualifiedName parameter is the raw XML name used in the source
document, and the atts parameter holds an instance of the
Attributes class containing the attributes of the element.
startPrefixMapping(self, prefix, uri)
Begin the scope of a prefix-URI Namespace mapping.
The information from this event is not necessary for normal
Namespace processing: the XmlParser will automatically replace
prefixes for element and attribute names.

There are cases, however, when applications need to use
prefixes in character data or in attribute values, where they
cannot safely be expanded automatically; the
start/endPrefixMapping event supplies the information to the
application to expand prefixes in those contexts itself, if
necessary.

Note that start/endPrefixMapping events are not guaranteed to
be properly nested relative to each-other: all
startPrefixMapping events will occur before the corresponding
startElementNS event, and all endPrefixMapping events will occur
after the corresponding endElementNS event, but their order is
not guaranteed.
class DomBuilder(ContentHandler)
A ContentHandler that is used to construct a Domlette Document.

Methods

__init__(self)
characters(self, data)
Overrides: characters from class ContentHandler
endDocument(self)
Overrides: endDocument from class ContentHandler
endElementNS(self, expandedName, qualifiedName)
Overrides: endElementNS from class ContentHandler
getDocument(self)
Returns the newly constructed Document instance.
startDocument(self)
Overrides: startDocument from class ContentHandler
startElementNS(self, expandedName, qualifiedName, attributes)
Overrides: startElementNS from class ContentHandler
startPrefixMapping(self, prefix, uri)
Overrides: startPrefixMapping from class ContentHandler

Methods inherited from class ContentHandler

class Locator
Interface for associating a parse event with a document location. A locator object will return valid results only during calls to ContentHandler methods; at any other time, the results are unpredictable.

Methods

getColumnNumber(self)
Return the column number where the current event ends.
getLineNumber(self)
Return the line number where the current event ends.
getSystemId(self)
Return the system identifier for the current event.
class SaxPrinter(ContentHandler)
A ContentHandler that serializes the result using a 4Suite printer

Methods

__init__(self, printer=<Ft.Xml.Lib.XmlPrinter.XmlPrinter instance at 0x4085ef4c>)
characters(self, data)
Overrides: characters from class ContentHandler
endDocument(self)
Overrides: endDocument from class ContentHandler
endElementNS(self, (namespaceURI, localName), qualifiedName)
Overrides: endElementNS from class ContentHandler
startDocument(self)
Overrides: startDocument from class ContentHandler
startElementNS(self, (namespaceURI, localName), qualifiedName, attributes)
Overrides: startElementNS from class ContentHandler
startPrefixMapping(self, prefix, uri)
Overrides: startPrefixMapping from class ContentHandler

Methods inherited from class ContentHandler

Functions

CreateParser([readExtDtd])
CreateParser([readExtDtd]) -> Parser
Return a new XML parser object.
create_parser = CreateParser([readExtDtd])
CreateParser([readExtDtd]) -> Parser
Return a new XML parser object.

Globals

FEATURE_GENERATOR = 'http://4suite.org/sax/features/generator'
FEATURE_PROCESS_XINCLUDES = 'http://4suite.org/sax/features/process-xincludes'
PROPERTY_WHITESPACE_RULES = 'http://4suite.org/sax/properties/whitespace-rules'
PROPERTY_YIELD_RESULT = 'http://4suite.org/sax/properties/yield-result'
XMLNS_NAMESPACE = u'http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/'