Class XMLString

  • Direct Known Subclasses:
    XMLStringBuffer

    @Deprecated
    public class XMLString
    extends Object
    Deprecated.
    Will be removed in Tomcat 9.0.x onwards
    This class is used as a structure to pass text contained in the underlying character buffer of the scanner. The offset and length fields allow the buffer to be re-used without creating new character arrays.

    Note: Methods that are passed an XMLString structure should consider the contents read-only and not make any modifications to the contents of the buffer. The method receiving this structure should also not modify the offset and length if this structure (or the values of this structure) are passed to another method.

    Note: Methods that are passed an XMLString structure are required to copy the information out of the buffer if it is to be saved for use beyond the scope of the method. The contents of the structure are volatile and the contents of the character buffer cannot be assured once the method that is passed this structure returns. Therefore, methods passed this structure should not save any reference to the structure or the character array contained in the structure.

    Author:
    Eric Ye, IBM, Andy Clark, IBM
    • Field Summary

      Fields 
      Modifier and Type Field Description
      char[] ch
      Deprecated.
      The character array.
      int length
      Deprecated.
      The length of characters from the offset.
      int offset
      Deprecated.
      The offset into the character array.
    • Constructor Summary

      Constructors 
      Constructor Description
      XMLString()
      Deprecated.
      Default constructor.
    • Field Detail

      • ch

        public char[] ch
        Deprecated.
        The character array.
      • offset

        public int offset
        Deprecated.
        The offset into the character array.
      • length

        public int length
        Deprecated.
        The length of characters from the offset.
    • Constructor Detail

      • XMLString

        public XMLString()
        Deprecated.
        Default constructor.
    • Method Detail

      • setValues

        public void setValues​(char[] ch,
                              int offset,
                              int length)
        Deprecated.
        Initializes the contents of the XMLString structure with the specified values.
        Parameters:
        ch - The character array.
        offset - The offset into the character array.
        length - The length of characters from the offset.
      • setValues

        public void setValues​(XMLString s)
        Deprecated.
        Initializes the contents of the XMLString structure with copies of the given string structure.

        Note: This does not copy the character array; only the reference to the array is copied.

        Parameters:
        s - The string
      • clear

        public void clear()
        Deprecated.
        Resets all of the values to their defaults.
      • equals

        public boolean equals​(String s)
        Deprecated.
        Returns true if the contents of this XMLString structure and the specified string are equal.
        Parameters:
        s - The string to compare.
        Returns:
        true if equal