javax.xml.soap
Class AttachmentPart

java.lang.Object
  extended byjavax.xml.soap.AttachmentPart
Direct Known Subclasses:
AttachmentPart

public abstract class AttachmentPart
extends java.lang.Object

A single attachment to a SOAPMessage object. A SOAPMessage object may contain zero, one, or many AttachmentPart objects. Each AttachmentPart object consists of two parts, application-specific content and associated MIME headers. The MIME headers consists of name/value pairs that can be used to identify and describe the content.

An AttachmentPart object must conform to certain standards.

  1. It must conform to MIME [RFC2045] standards
  2. It MUST contain content
  3. The header portion MUST include the following header:

There are no restrictions on the content portion of an AttachmentPart object. The content may be anything from a simple plain text object to a complex XML document or image file.

An AttachmentPart object is created with the method SOAPMessage.createAttachmentPart. After setting its MIME headers, the AttachmentPart object is added to the message that created it with the method SOAPMessage.addAttachmentPart.

The following code fragment, in which m is a SOAPMessage object and contentStringl is a String, creates an instance of AttachmentPart, sets the AttachmentPart object with some content and header information, and adds the AttachmentPart object to the SOAPMessage object.

    AttachmentPart ap1 = m.createAttachmentPart();
    ap1.setContent(contentString1, "text/plain");
    m.addAttachmentPart(ap1);
 

The following code fragment creates and adds a second AttachmentPart instance to the same message. jpegData is a binary byte buffer representing the jpeg file.

    AttachmentPart ap2 = m.createAttachmentPart();
    byte[] jpegData =  ...;
    ap2.setContent(new ByteArrayInputStream(jpegData), "image/jpeg");
    m.addAttachmentPart(ap2);
 

The getContent method retrieves the contents and header from an AttachmentPart object. Depending on the DataContentHandler objects present, the returned Object can either be a typed Java object corresponding to the MIME type or an InputStream object that contains the content as bytes.

    String content1 = ap1.getContent();
    java.io.InputStream content2 = ap2.getContent();
 
The method clearContent removes all the content from an AttachmentPart object but does not affect its header information.
    ap1.clearContent();
 


Constructor Summary
AttachmentPart()
          Create a new AttachmentPart.
 
Method Summary
abstract  void addMimeHeader(java.lang.String name, java.lang.String value)
          Adds a MIME header with the specified name and value to this AttachmentPart object.
abstract  void clearContent()
          Clears out the content of this AttachmentPart object.
abstract  java.util.Iterator getAllMimeHeaders()
          Retrieves all the headers for this AttachmentPart object as an iterator over the MimeHeader objects.
abstract  java.lang.Object getContent()
          Gets the content of this AttachmentPart object as a Java object.
 java.lang.String getContentId()
          Gets the value of the MIME header whose name is "Content-Id".
 java.lang.String getContentLocation()
          Gets the value of the MIME header "Content-Location".
 java.lang.String getContentType()
          Gets the value of the MIME header "Content-Type".
abstract  javax.activation.DataHandler getDataHandler()
          Gets the DataHandler object for this AttachmentPart object.
abstract  java.util.Iterator getMatchingMimeHeaders(java.lang.String[] names)
          Retrieves all MimeHeader objects that match a name in the given array.
abstract  java.lang.String[] getMimeHeader(java.lang.String name)
          Gets all the values of the header identified by the given String.
abstract  java.util.Iterator getNonMatchingMimeHeaders(java.lang.String[] names)
          Retrieves all MimeHeader objects whose name does not match a name in the given array.
abstract  int getSize()
          Returns the number of bytes in this AttachmentPart object.
abstract  void removeAllMimeHeaders()
          Removes all the MIME header entries.
abstract  void removeMimeHeader(java.lang.String header)
          Removes all MIME headers that match the given name.
abstract  void setContent(java.lang.Object object, java.lang.String contentType)
          Sets the content of this attachment part to that of the given Object and sets the value of the Content-Type header to the given type.
 void setContentId(java.lang.String contentId)
          Sets the MIME header "Content-Id" with the given value.
 void setContentLocation(java.lang.String contentLocation)
          Sets the MIME header "Content-Location" with the given value.
 void setContentType(java.lang.String contentType)
          Sets the MIME header "Content-Type" with the given value.
abstract  void setDataHandler(javax.activation.DataHandler datahandler)
          Sets the given DataHandler object as the data handler for this AttachmentPart object.
abstract  void setMimeHeader(java.lang.String name, java.lang.String value)
          Changes the first header entry that matches the given name to the given value, adding a new header if no existing header matches.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

AttachmentPart

public AttachmentPart()
Create a new AttachmentPart.

Method Detail

getSize

public abstract int getSize()
                     throws SOAPException
Returns the number of bytes in this AttachmentPart object.

Returns:
the size of this AttachmentPart object in bytes or -1 if the size cannot be determined
Throws:
SOAPException - if the content of this attachment is corrupted of if there was an exception while trying to determine the size.

clearContent

public abstract void clearContent()
Clears out the content of this AttachmentPart object. The MIME header portion is left untouched.


getContent

public abstract java.lang.Object getContent()
                                     throws SOAPException
Gets the content of this AttachmentPart object as a Java object. The type of the returned Java object depends on (1) the DataContentHandler object that is used to interpret the bytes and (2) the Content-Type given in the header.

For the MIME content types "text/plain", "text/html" and "text/xml", the DataContentHandler object does the conversions to and from the Java types corresponding to the MIME types. For other MIME types,the DataContentHandler object can return an InputStream object that contains the content data as raw bytes.

A JAXM-compliant implementation must, as a minimum, return a java.lang.String object corresponding to any content stream with a Content-Type value of text/plain, a javax.xml.transform.StreamSource object corresponding to a content stream with a Content-Type value of text/xml, a java.awt.Image object corresponding to a content stream with a Content-Type value of image/gif or image/jpeg. For those content types that an installed DataContentHandler object does not understand, the DataContentHandler object is required to return a java.io.InputStream object with the raw bytes.

Returns:
a Java object with the content of this AttachmentPart object
Throws:
SOAPException - if there is no content set into this AttachmentPart object or if there was a data transformation error

setContent

public abstract void setContent(java.lang.Object object,
                                java.lang.String contentType)
Sets the content of this attachment part to that of the given Object and sets the value of the Content-Type header to the given type. The type of the Object should correspond to the value given for the Content-Type. This depends on the particular set of DataContentHandler objects in use.

Parameters:
object - the Java object that makes up the content for this attachment part
contentType - the MIME string that specifies the type of the content
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the contentType does not match the type of the content object, or if there was no DataContentHandler object for this content object
See Also:
getContent()

getDataHandler

public abstract javax.activation.DataHandler getDataHandler()
                                                     throws SOAPException
Gets the DataHandler object for this AttachmentPart object.

Returns:
the DataHandler object associated with this AttachmentPart object
Throws:
SOAPException - if there is no data in this AttachmentPart object

setDataHandler

public abstract void setDataHandler(javax.activation.DataHandler datahandler)
Sets the given DataHandler object as the data handler for this AttachmentPart object. Typically, on an incoming message, the data handler is automatically set. When a message is being created and populated with content, the setDataHandler method can be used to get data from various data sources into the message.

Parameters:
datahandler - DataHandler object to be set
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if there was a problem with the specified DataHandler object

getContentId

public java.lang.String getContentId()
Gets the value of the MIME header whose name is "Content-Id".

Returns:
a String giving the value of the "Content-Id" header or null if there is none
See Also:
setContentId(java.lang.String)

getContentLocation

public java.lang.String getContentLocation()
Gets the value of the MIME header "Content-Location".

Returns:
a String giving the value of the "Content-Location" header or null if there is none

getContentType

public java.lang.String getContentType()
Gets the value of the MIME header "Content-Type".

Returns:
a String giving the value of the "Content-Type" header or null if there is none

setContentId

public void setContentId(java.lang.String contentId)
Sets the MIME header "Content-Id" with the given value.

Parameters:
contentId - a String giving the value of the "Content-Id" header
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if there was a problem with the specified contentId value
See Also:
getContentId()

setContentLocation

public void setContentLocation(java.lang.String contentLocation)
Sets the MIME header "Content-Location" with the given value.

Parameters:
contentLocation - a String giving the value of the "Content-Location" header
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if there was a problem with the specified content location

setContentType

public void setContentType(java.lang.String contentType)
Sets the MIME header "Content-Type" with the given value.

Parameters:
contentType - a String giving the value of the "Content-Type" header
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if there was a problem with the specified content type

removeMimeHeader

public abstract void removeMimeHeader(java.lang.String header)
Removes all MIME headers that match the given name.

Parameters:
header - - the string name of the MIME header/s to be removed

removeAllMimeHeaders

public abstract void removeAllMimeHeaders()
Removes all the MIME header entries.


getMimeHeader

public abstract java.lang.String[] getMimeHeader(java.lang.String name)
Gets all the values of the header identified by the given String.

Parameters:
name - the name of the header; example: "Content-Type"
Returns:
a String array giving the value for the specified header
See Also:
setMimeHeader(java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

setMimeHeader

public abstract void setMimeHeader(java.lang.String name,
                                   java.lang.String value)
Changes the first header entry that matches the given name to the given value, adding a new header if no existing header matches. This method also removes all matching headers but the first.

Note that RFC822 headers can only contain US-ASCII characters.

Parameters:
name - a String giving the name of the header for which to search
value - a String giving the value to be set for the header whose name matches the given name
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if there was a problem with the specified mime header name or value

addMimeHeader

public abstract void addMimeHeader(java.lang.String name,
                                   java.lang.String value)
Adds a MIME header with the specified name and value to this AttachmentPart object.

Note that RFC822 headers can contain only US-ASCII characters.

Parameters:
name - a String giving the name of the header to be added
value - a String giving the value of the header to be added
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if there was a problem with the specified mime header name or value

getAllMimeHeaders

public abstract java.util.Iterator getAllMimeHeaders()
Retrieves all the headers for this AttachmentPart object as an iterator over the MimeHeader objects.

Returns:
an Iterator object with all of the Mime headers for this AttachmentPart object

getMatchingMimeHeaders

public abstract java.util.Iterator getMatchingMimeHeaders(java.lang.String[] names)
Retrieves all MimeHeader objects that match a name in the given array.

Parameters:
names - a String array with the name(s) of the MIME headers to be returned
Returns:
all of the MIME headers that match one of the names in the given array as an Iterator object

getNonMatchingMimeHeaders

public abstract java.util.Iterator getNonMatchingMimeHeaders(java.lang.String[] names)
Retrieves all MimeHeader objects whose name does not match a name in the given array.

Parameters:
names - a String array with the name(s) of the MIME headers not to be returned
Returns:
all of the MIME headers in this AttachmentPart object except those that match one of the names in the given array. The nonmatching MIME headers are returned as an Iterator object.


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