org.simpleframework.xml.core
Class Persister

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.simpleframework.xml.core.Persister
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializer

public class Persister
extends Object
implements Serializer

The Persister object is used to provide an implementation of a serializer. This implements the Serializer interface and enables objects to be persisted and loaded from various sources. This implementation makes use of Filter objects to replace template variables within the source XML document. It is fully thread safe and can be shared by multiple threads without concerns.

Deserialization is performed by passing an XML schema class into one of the read methods along with the source of an XML stream. The read method then reads the contents of the XML stream and builds the object using annotations within the XML schema class.

Serialization is performed by passing an object and an XML stream into one of the write methods. The serialization process will use the class of the provided object as the schema class. The object is traversed and all fields are marshalled to the result stream.

Author:
Niall Gallagher
See Also:
Serializer

Constructor Summary
Persister()
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Filter filter)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Filter filter, Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Filter filter, Matcher matcher)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Filter filter, Matcher matcher, Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Map filter)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Map filter, Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Matcher matcher)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Matcher matcher, Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy, Filter filter)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy, Filter filter, Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy, Filter filter, Matcher matcher)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy, Filter filter, Matcher matcher, Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy, Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy, Map data)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy, Map data, Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy, Matcher matcher)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
Persister(Strategy strategy, Matcher matcher, Format format)
          Constructor for the Persister object.
 
Method Summary
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, File source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, File source, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, InputNode source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, InputNode node, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, InputStream source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, InputStream source, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, Reader source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, Reader source, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, String source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(Class<? extends T> type, String source, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type.
<T> T
read(T value, File source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
<T> T
read(T value, File source, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
<T> T
read(T value, InputNode source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
<T> T
read(T value, InputNode node, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
<T> T
read(T value, InputStream source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
<T> T
read(T value, InputStream source, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
<T> T
read(T value, Reader source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
<T> T
read(T value, Reader source, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
<T> T
read(T value, String source)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
<T> T
read(T value, String source, boolean strict)
          This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized.
 boolean validate(Class type, File source)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 boolean validate(Class type, File source, boolean strict)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 boolean validate(Class type, InputNode source)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 boolean validate(Class type, InputNode node, boolean strict)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 boolean validate(Class type, InputStream source)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 boolean validate(Class type, InputStream source, boolean strict)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 boolean validate(Class type, Reader source)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 boolean validate(Class type, Reader source, boolean strict)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 boolean validate(Class type, String source)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 boolean validate(Class type, String source, boolean strict)
          This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema.
 void write(Object source, File out)
          This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data.
 void write(Object source, OutputNode root)
          This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data.
 void write(Object source, OutputStream out)
          This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data.
 void write(Object source, OutputStream out, String charset)
          This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data.
 void write(Object source, Writer out)
          This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

Persister

public Persister()
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use an empty filter. This means that template variables will remain unchanged within the XML document parsed when an object is deserialized.


Persister

public Persister(Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided format instructions. The persister uses the Format object to structure the generated XML. It determines the indent size of the document and whether it should contain a prolog.

Parameters:
format - this is used to structure the generated XML

Persister

public Persister(Map filter)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use a platform filter object using the overrides within the provided map. This means that template variables will be replaced firstly with mappings from within the provided map, followed by system properties.

Parameters:
filter - this is the map that contains the overrides

Persister

public Persister(Map filter,
                 Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use a platform filter object using the overrides within the provided map. This means that template variables will be replaced firstly with mappings from within the provided map, followed by system properties.

Parameters:
filter - this is the map that contains the overrides
format - this is the format used to format the documents

Persister

public Persister(Filter filter)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided filter. This persister will replace all variables encountered when deserializing an object with mappings found in the filter.

Parameters:
filter - the filter used to replace template variables

Persister

public Persister(Filter filter,
                 Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided filter. This persister will replace all variables encountered when deserializing an object with mappings found in the filter.

Parameters:
filter - the filter used to replace template variables
format - this is used to structure the generated XML

Persister

public Persister(Matcher matcher)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided matcher for customizable transformations. The Matcher will enable the persister to determine the correct way to transform the types that are not annotated and considered primitives.

Parameters:
matcher - this is used to customize the transformations

Persister

public Persister(Matcher matcher,
                 Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided matcher for customizable transformations. The Matcher will enable the persister to determine the correct way to transform the types that are not annotated and considered primitives.

Parameters:
matcher - this is used to customize the transformations
format - this is used to structure the generated XML

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use a strategy object. This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy,
                 Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use a strategy object. This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes
format - this is used to structure the generated XML

Persister

public Persister(Filter filter,
                 Matcher matcher)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided filter. This persister will replace all variables encountered when deserializing an object with mappings found in the filter.

Parameters:
filter - the filter used to replace template variables
matcher - this is used to customize the transformations

Persister

public Persister(Filter filter,
                 Matcher matcher,
                 Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided filter. This persister will replace all variables encountered when deserializing an object with mappings found in the filter.

Parameters:
filter - the filter used to replace template variables
matcher - this is used to customize the transformations
format - this is used to structure the generated XML

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy,
                 Map data)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use a platform filter object using the overrides within the provided map. This means that template variables will be replaced firstly with mappings from within the provided map, followed by system properties.

This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes
data - this is the map that contains the overrides

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy,
                 Map data,
                 Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided filter. This persister will replace all variables encountered when deserializing an object with mappings found in the filter.

This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes
data - the filter data used to replace template variables
format - this is used to format the generated XML document

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy,
                 Filter filter)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided filter. This persister will replace all variables encountered when deserializing an object with mappings found in the filter.

This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes
filter - the filter used to replace template variables

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy,
                 Filter filter,
                 Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided filter. This persister will replace all variables encountered when deserializing an object with mappings found in the filter.

This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes
filter - the filter used to replace template variables
format - this is used to format the generated XML document

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy,
                 Matcher matcher)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided matcher for customizable transformations. The Matcher will enable the persister to determine the correct way to transform the types that are not annotated and considered primitives.

This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes
matcher - this is used to customize the transformations

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy,
                 Matcher matcher,
                 Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided matcher for customizable transformations. The Matcher will enable the persister to determine the correct way to transform the types that are not annotated and considered primitives.

This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes
matcher - this is used to customize the transformations
format - this is used to format the generated XML document

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy,
                 Filter filter,
                 Matcher matcher)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided matcher for customizable transformations. The Matcher will enable the persister to determine the correct way to transform the types that are not annotated and considered primitives.

This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes
matcher - this is used to customize the transformations
filter - the filter used to replace template variables

Persister

public Persister(Strategy strategy,
                 Filter filter,
                 Matcher matcher,
                 Format format)
Constructor for the Persister object. This is used to create a serializer object that will use the provided matcher for customizable transformations. The Matcher will enable the persister to determine the correct way to transform the types that are not annotated and considered primitives.

This persister will use the provided Strategy to intercept the XML elements in order to read and write persistent data, such as the class name or version of the document.

Parameters:
strategy - this is the strategy used to resolve classes
matcher - this is used to customize the transformations
filter - the filter used to replace template variables
Method Detail

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  String source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  File source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  InputStream source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  Reader source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  InputNode source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  String source,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  File source,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  InputStream source,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  Reader source,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(Class<? extends T> type,
                  InputNode node,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and convert it into an object of the specified type. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown. The instance deserialized is returned.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be deserialized from XML
node - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the object deserialized from the XML document
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  String source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  File source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  InputStream source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  Reader source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  InputNode source)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  String source,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  File source,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  InputStream source,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  Reader source,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

read

public <T> T read(T value,
                  InputNode node,
                  boolean strict)
       throws Exception
This read method will read the contents of the XML document from the provided source and populate the object with the values deserialized. This is used as a means of injecting an object with values deserialized from an XML document. If the XML source cannot be deserialized or there is a problem building the object graph an exception is thrown.

Specified by:
read in interface Serializer
Parameters:
value - this is the object to deserialize the XML in to
node - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
the same instance provided is returned when finished
Throws:
Exception - if the object cannot be fully deserialized

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        String source)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        File source)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        InputStream source)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        Reader source)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        InputNode source)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        String source,
                        boolean strict)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        File source,
                        boolean strict)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        InputStream source,
                        boolean strict)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        Reader source,
                        boolean strict)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
source - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

validate

public boolean validate(Class type,
                        InputNode node,
                        boolean strict)
                 throws Exception
This validate method will validate the contents of the XML document against the specified XML class schema. This is used to perform a read traversal of the class schema such that the document can be tested against it. This is preferred to reading the document as it does not instantiate the objects or invoke any callback methods, thus making it a safe validation.

Specified by:
validate in interface Serializer
Parameters:
type - this is the class type to be validated against XML
node - this provides the source of the XML document
strict - this determines whether to read in strict mode
Returns:
true if the document matches the class XML schema
Throws:
Exception - if the class XML schema does not fully match

write

public void write(Object source,
                  OutputNode root)
           throws Exception
This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data. This uses the getClass method on the object to determine the class file that will be used to compose the schema. If there is no Root annotation for the class then this will throw an exception. The root annotation is the only annotation required for an object to be serialized.

Specified by:
write in interface Serializer
Parameters:
source - this is the object that is to be serialized
root - this is where the serialized XML is written to
Throws:
Exception - if the schema for the object is not valid

write

public void write(Object source,
                  File out)
           throws Exception
This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data. This uses the getClass method on the object to determine the class file that will be used to compose the schema. If there is no Root annotation for the class then this will throw an exception. The root annotation is the only annotation required for an object to be serialized.

Specified by:
write in interface Serializer
Parameters:
source - this is the object that is to be serialized
out - this is where the serialized XML is written to
Throws:
Exception - if the schema for the object is not valid

write

public void write(Object source,
                  OutputStream out)
           throws Exception
This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data. This uses the getClass method on the object to determine the class file that will be used to compose the schema. If there is no Root annotation for the class then this will throw an exception. The root annotation is the only annotation required for an object to be serialized.

Specified by:
write in interface Serializer
Parameters:
source - this is the object that is to be serialized
out - this is where the serialized XML is written to
Throws:
Exception - if the schema for the object is not valid

write

public void write(Object source,
                  OutputStream out,
                  String charset)
           throws Exception
This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data. This uses the getClass method on the object to determine the class file that will be used to compose the schema. If there is no Root annotation for the class then this will throw an exception. The root annotation is the only annotation required for an object to be serialized.

Parameters:
source - this is the object that is to be serialized
out - this is where the serialized XML is written to
charset - this is the character encoding to be used
Throws:
Exception - if the schema for the object is not valid

write

public void write(Object source,
                  Writer out)
           throws Exception
This write method will traverse the provided object checking for field annotations in order to compose the XML data. This uses the getClass method on the object to determine the class file that will be used to compose the schema. If there is no Root annotation for the class then this will throw an exception. The root annotation is the only annotation required for an object to be serialized.

Specified by:
write in interface Serializer
Parameters:
source - this is the object that is to be serialized
out - this is where the serialized XML is written to
Throws:
Exception - if the schema for the object is not valid