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Commons JXPath example source code file (

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The Commons JXPath source code

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package org.apache.commons.jxpath;


import javax.xml.transform.Source;
import javax.xml.transform.Transformer;
import javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.dom.DOMResult;

import org.apache.commons.jxpath.xml.DocumentContainer;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;

 * An XML document container reads and parses XML only when it is
 * accessed.  JXPath traverses Containers transparently -
 * you use the same paths to access objects in containers as you
 * do to access those objects directly.  You can create
 * XMLDocumentContainers for various XML documents that may or
 * may not be accessed by XPaths.  If they are, they will be automatically
 * read, parsed and traversed. If they are not - they won't be
 * read at all.
 * @deprecated 1.1 Please use {@link DocumentContainer}
 * @author Dmitri Plotnikov
 * @version $Revision: 652845 $ $Date: 2008-05-02 12:46:46 -0500 (Fri, 02 May 2008) $
public class XMLDocumentContainer implements Container {

    private DocumentContainer delegate;
    private Object document;
    private URL xmlURL;
    private Source source;

     * Create a new XMLDocumentContainer.
     * @param xmlURL a URL for an XML file. Use getClass().getResource(resourceName)
     *               to load XML from a resource file.
    public XMLDocumentContainer(URL xmlURL) {
        this.xmlURL = xmlURL;
        delegate = new DocumentContainer(xmlURL);

     * Create a new XMLDocumentContainer.
     * @param source XML source
    public XMLDocumentContainer(Source source) {
        this.source = source;
        if (source == null) {
            throw new RuntimeException("Source is null");

     * Reads XML, caches it internally and returns the Document.
     * @return Object value
    public Object getValue() {
        if (document == null) {
            try {
                if (source != null) {
                    DOMResult result = new DOMResult();
                    Transformer trans =
                    trans.transform(source, result);
                    document = (Document) result.getNode();
                else {
                    document = delegate.getValue();
            catch (Exception ex) {
                throw new JXPathException(
                    "Cannot read XML from: "
                        + (xmlURL != null
                            ? xmlURL.toString()
                            : (source != null
                                ? source.getSystemId()
                                : "<")),
        return document;

     * Throws an UnsupportedOperationException
     * @param value to set
    public void setValue(Object value) {
        throw new UnsupportedOperationException();

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