Class BodyContent

  • public abstract class BodyContent
    extends JspWriter
    An encapsulation of the evaluation of the body of an action so it is available to a tag handler. BodyContent is a subclass of JspWriter.

    Note that the content of BodyContent is the result of evaluation, so it will not contain actions and the like, but the result of their invocation.

    BodyContent has methods to convert its contents into a String, to read its contents, and to clear the contents.

    The buffer size of a BodyContent object is unbounded. A BodyContent object cannot be in autoFlush mode. It is not possible to invoke flush on a BodyContent object, as there is no backing stream.

    Instances of BodyContent are created by invoking the pushBody and popBody methods of the PageContext class. A BodyContent is enclosed within another JspWriter (maybe another BodyContent object) following the structure of their associated actions.

    A BodyContent is made available to a BodyTag through a setBodyContent() call. The tag handler can use the object until after the call to doEndTag().

    • Constructor Detail

      • BodyContent

        protected BodyContent​(JspWriter e)
        Protected constructor. Unbounded buffer, no autoflushing.
        e - the enclosing JspWriter
    • Method Detail

      • flush

        public void flush​()
        Redefined flush() so it is not legal.

        It is not valid to flush a BodyContent because there is no backing stream behind it.

        Specified by:
        flush in class JspWriter
        Throws: - always thrown
      • clearBody

        public void clearBody​()
        Clear the body without throwing any exceptions.
      • getReader

        public abstract getReader​()
        Return the value of this BodyContent as a Reader.
        the value of this BodyContent as a Reader
      • getString

        public abstract java.lang.String getString​()
        Return the value of the BodyContent as a String.
        the value of the BodyContent as a String
      • writeOut

        public abstract void writeOut​( out)
        Write the contents of this BodyContent into a Writer. Subclasses may optimize common invocation patterns.
        out - The writer into which to place the contents of this body evaluation
        Throws: - if an I/O error occurred while writing the contents of this BodyContent to the given Writer
      • getEnclosingWriter

        public JspWriter getEnclosingWriter​()
        Get the enclosing JspWriter.
        the enclosing JspWriter passed at construction time