com.thaiopensource.validate
Interface Schema

All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractSchema

public interface Schema

A schema that can be used to validate an XML document. A single Schema object is safe for concurrent access by multiple threads.

Author:
James Clark
See Also:
SchemaReader, Validator

Method Summary
 Validator createValidator(PropertyMap properties)
          Creates a new Validator that can be used to validate XML documents with respect to this schema.
 PropertyMap getProperties()
           
 

Method Detail

createValidator

Validator createValidator(PropertyMap properties)
Creates a new Validator that can be used to validate XML documents with respect to this schema. The PropertyMap should contain a ValidateProperty.ERROR_HANDLER property, which will be used to report errors. If it does not, then an ErrorHandler will be used that ignores warnings and throws its argument on errors and fatal errors. Common properties are defined in ValidateProperty. Implementations may support additional properties.

Parameters:
properties - a PropertyMap specifying the properties of the Validator to be created
Returns:
a new Validator that can be used to validate an XML document with respect to this schema; never null
See Also:
ValidateProperty.ERROR_HANDLER

getProperties

PropertyMap getProperties()