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Neeraj Bajaj wrote:
> Validation APIs accept Source as input and the same is true for
> Transformer. So it is possible to provide support for other object model
> for ex. JDOM.
That's not really true. The Source interface does not have close to
enough functionality to allow it to be used as input to a transform or
validation or anything else. The whole interface is two methods,
getSystemId() and setSystemId(). There's so little useful functionality
here one wonders why they bothered with a separate interface at all.
The only way engines work with sources is by specifically recognizing
them as SAXSources or DOMSources. JDOMSource is a subclass of SAXSource.
It does not really implement a JDOM-native source.
If validation and transformation APIs were really prepared to accept a
Source as input, then I could pass in a JDOMSource or a XOMSource thatch
correctly implemented javax.xml.transform.Source but did not subclass
SAXSource or DOMSource and expect it to work.
Elliotte Rusty Harold firstname.lastname@example.org
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