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public interface: ProcessingInstruction [javadoc | source]

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The ProcessingInstruction interface represents a "processing instruction", used in XML as a way to keep processor-specific information in the text of the document.

No lexical check is done on the content of a processing instruction and it is therefore possible to have the character sequence "?>" in the content, which is illegal a processing instruction per section 2.6 of [XML 1.0]. The presence of this character sequence must generate a fatal error during serialization.

See also the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification.
Method from org.w3c.dom.ProcessingInstruction Summary:
getData,   getTarget,   setData
Method from org.w3c.dom.ProcessingInstruction Detail:
 public String getData()
    The content of this processing instruction. This is from the first non white space character after the target to the character immediately preceding the ?>.
 public String getTarget()
    The target of this processing instruction. XML defines this as being the first token following the markup that begins the processing instruction.
 public  void setData(String data) throws DOMException
    The content of this processing instruction. This is from the first non white space character after the target to the character immediately preceding the ?>.