Spring Framework

org.springframework.oxm
Interface Unmarshaller

All Known Subinterfaces:
GenericUnmarshaller, MimeUnmarshaller
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractMarshaller, CastorMarshaller, Jaxb2Marshaller, JibxMarshaller, XmlBeansMarshaller, XStreamMarshaller

public interface Unmarshaller

Defines the contract for Object XML Mapping unmarshallers. Implementations of this interface can deserialize a given XML Stream to an Object graph.

Since:
3.0
Author:
Arjen Poutsma
See Also:
Marshaller

Method Summary
 boolean supports(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
          Indicates whether this unmarshaller can unmarshal instances of the supplied type.
 java.lang.Object unmarshal(javax.xml.transform.Source source)
          Unmarshals the given Source into an object graph.
 

Method Detail

supports

boolean supports(java.lang.Class<?> clazz)
Indicates whether this unmarshaller can unmarshal instances of the supplied type.

Parameters:
clazz - the class that this unmarshaller is being asked if it can marshal
Returns:
true if this unmarshaller can indeed unmarshal to the supplied class; false otherwise

unmarshal

java.lang.Object unmarshal(javax.xml.transform.Source source)
                           throws java.io.IOException,
                                  XmlMappingException
Unmarshals the given Source into an object graph.

Parameters:
source - the source to marshal from
Returns:
the object graph
Throws:
java.io.IOException - if an I/O error occurs
XmlMappingException - if the given source cannot be mapped to an object

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