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Created by alfa on June 02, 2011 15:26:37    Last update: June 02, 2011 15:26:37
While doing some Java reflection code, I noticed the method Class.isSynthetic() , which the JavaDoc says returns " true if and only if this class is a synthetic class as defined by the Java Language Specification". However, there's no definition of "synthetic class" in the JLS ! The only thing that I can find that remotely resembles a definition is in the JVM spec , where it defines the synthetic attribute : "The Synthetic attribute is a fixed-length attribute in the attributes table of ClassFile (§4.1), field_info (§4.5), and method_info (§4.6) structures. A class member that does not appear in the source code must be marked using a Synthetic attribute." By this definition, a default constructor, which does not appear in the source code, should...
Created by Dr. Xi on July 19, 2010 21:58:34    Last update: July 23, 2010 21:37:23
Parsing XML in Java is really simple: import java.io.*; import javax.xml.parsers.Docu... The parser implementation details are hidden behind the JAXP API. In case you want to know which parser implementation is used, this is what the JavaDoc for DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance says: Use the javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory system property. Use the properties file " lib/jaxp.properties " in the JRE directory. This configuration file is in standard java.util.Properties format and contains the fully qualified name of the implementation class with the key being the system property defined above. The jaxp.properties file is read only once by the JAXP implementation and it's values are then cached for future use. If the file does not exist when the first attempt is made to read from it, no further attempts are made to...
Created by Dr. Xi on June 20, 2010 14:35:17    Last update: June 20, 2010 14:35:17
This XML signature validator comes from the Apache XML Security project. It validates the signature according to the core validation processing rules . It does not verify that the key used to generate the signature is a trusted key. You can override the KeySelector class to make sure that the signing key is from a trusted store. import javax.xml.crypto.*; import javax.xml.cry...
Created by Dr. Xi on June 11, 2010 23:11:59    Last update: June 11, 2010 23:14:02
Given a simple XML file like this: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root id="1"> ... Calling Document.getElementById returns null (surprisingly!): import java.io.*; import org.w3c.dom.*; impo... In fact the JavaDoc says something along the lines that getElementById returns the Element that has an ID attribute with the given value. An attribute with the name "ID" or "id" is not of type ID unless it is so defined. How is an attribute defined as an ID attribute ? With a DTD or schema. If you are not validating the XML, then the API is useless. So, what to do if you want to find an element for which the attribute named "id" has a given value? Several options were offered in GetElementById Pitfalls . One of them is to...
Created by Dr. Xi on September 25, 2008 02:58:27    Last update: October 14, 2008 22:49:32
This following code came from a JavaWorld tip, with some minor modifications. public class JWhich { /** * Retu...