org.apache.woden.wsdl20
Interface ElementDeclaration

All Known Implementing Classes:
ElementDeclarationImpl

public interface ElementDeclaration

Represents the ElementDeclaration component described in the WSDL 2.0 component model (within the Description Component section of the W3C WSDL 2.0 spec). It describes the content of WSDL input, output and fault messages. This component represents global element declarations such as top-level, named element declarations in W3C XML Schema (i.e. <xs:element>).

However, it does not mandate W3C XML Schema as the type system. It defines behaviour to query the type system and the underlying content model or API being used to represent the element declarations, and to return a java.lang.Object representing the actual element declaration object. Based on the type system and content model, the application must cast this Object to the appropriate type to manipulate its contents.

Note that while ElementDeclaration is described along with the Component model in the W3C WSDL 2.0 specification, it is not a WSDL component itself. It simply provides a way of representing components from the underlying type system within the WSDL Component model.

Author:
John Kaputin (jkaputin@apache.org)

Field Summary
static java.lang.String API_APACHE_WS_XS
          A constant representing the Apache WS-Commons XmlSchema API.
static java.lang.String API_W3C_DOM
          A constant representing the DOM API.
 
Method Summary
 java.lang.Object getContent()
          Returns the underlying element declaration as a java.lang.Object, which should be cast to the appropriate type as indicated by the getContentModel() method.
 java.lang.String getContentModel()
          Indicates the type of object model or API which should be used to access the content of the underlying element declaration.
 QName getName()
          Representing the {name} property of the ElementDeclaration component, this method returns the qualified name of this ElementDeclaration.
 java.net.URI getSystem()
          Representing the {system} property of the ElementDeclaration component, this method indicates the type system from which this element declaration is derived.
 

Field Detail

API_W3C_DOM

static final java.lang.String API_W3C_DOM
A constant representing the DOM API. This may be used to indicate the content model of the underlying element declaration.

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Constant Field Values

API_APACHE_WS_XS

static final java.lang.String API_APACHE_WS_XS
A constant representing the Apache WS-Commons XmlSchema API. This may be used to indicate the content model of the underlying element declaration.

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Constant Field Values
Method Detail

getName

QName getName()
Representing the {name} property of the ElementDeclaration component, this method returns the qualified name of this ElementDeclaration.

Returns:
the QName that identifies this ElementDeclaration

getSystem

java.net.URI getSystem()
Representing the {system} property of the ElementDeclaration component, this method indicates the type system from which this element declaration is derived. For example, "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" indicates the W3C XML Schema type system.

Returns:
the URI identifying the type system

getContentModel

java.lang.String getContentModel()
Indicates the type of object model or API which should be used to access the content of the underlying element declaration. This can be used to determine how to cast the Object returned by the getContent() method.

For example:

Returns:
a String identifying the element declaration's content model

getContent

java.lang.Object getContent()
Returns the underlying element declaration as a java.lang.Object, which should be cast to the appropriate type as indicated by the getContentModel() method.

Returns:
the Object representing the content of the element declaration


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