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    1   /*
    2    * Copyright (c) 2004 World Wide Web Consortium,
    3    *
    4    * (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, European Research Consortium for
    5    * Informatics and Mathematics, Keio University). All Rights Reserved. This
    6    * work is distributed under the W3C(r) Software License [1] in the hope that
    7    * it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
    8    * warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    9    *
   10    * [1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-software-20021231
   11    */
   12   
   13   package org.w3c.dom;
   14   
   15   /**
   16    * The <code>ProcessingInstruction</code> interface represents a "processing 
   17    * instruction", used in XML as a way to keep processor-specific information 
   18    * in the text of the document.
   19    * <p> No lexical check is done on the content of a processing instruction and 
   20    * it is therefore possible to have the character sequence 
   21    * <code>"?&gt;"</code> in the content, which is illegal a processing 
   22    * instruction per section 2.6 of [<a href='http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204'>XML 1.0</a>]. The 
   23    * presence of this character sequence must generate a fatal error during 
   24    * serialization. 
   25    * <p>See also the <a href='http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-DOM-Level-3-Core-20040407'>Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification</a>.
   26    */
   27   public interface ProcessingInstruction extends Node {
   28       /**
   29        * The target of this processing instruction. XML defines this as being 
   30        * the first token following the markup that begins the processing 
   31        * instruction.
   32        */
   33       public String getTarget();
   34   
   35       /**
   36        * The content of this processing instruction. This is from the first non 
   37        * white space character after the target to the character immediately 
   38        * preceding the <code>?&gt;</code>.
   39        */
   40       public String getData();
   41       /**
   42        * The content of this processing instruction. This is from the first non 
   43        * white space character after the target to the character immediately 
   44        * preceding the <code>?&gt;</code>.
   45        * @exception DOMException
   46        *   NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR: Raised when the node is readonly.
   47        */
   48       public void setData(String data)
   49                                      throws DOMException;
   50   
   51   }

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