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HTMLDocument.java

/*
 * Copyright (c) 1998 World Wide Web Consortium, (Massachusetts Institute of
 * Technology, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en
 * Automatique, Keio University).
 * All Rights Reserved. http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/
 */

package org.w3c.dom.html;

import org.w3c.dom.*;

/**
 * An <code>HTMLDocument</code> is the root of the HTML hierarchy andholds the 
 * entire content. Beside providing access to the hierarchy, italso provides 
 * some convenience methods for accessing certain sets ofinformation from the 
 * document.
 * <p>The following properties have been deprecated in favor of the
 * corresponding ones for the BODY element:alinkColorbackgroundbgColorfgColor
 * linkColorvlinkColor
 *  
 */
00022 public interface HTMLDocument extends Document {
  /**
   * The title of a document as specified by the <code>TITLE</code>element in 
   * the head of the document. 
   */
  public String             getTitle();
  public void               setTitle(String title);
  /**
   * Returns the URI of the page that linked to this page. The value isan 
   * empty string if the user navigated to the page directly (notthrough a 
   * link, but, for example, via a bookmark). 
   */
  public String             getReferrer();
  /**
   * The domain name of the server that served the document, or a nullstring 
   * if the server cannot be identified by a domain name. 
   */
  public String             getDomain();
  /**
   * The complete URI of the document. 
   */
  public String             getURL();
  /**
   * The element that contains the content for the document. In documentswith 
   * <code>BODY</code> contents, returns the <code>BODY</code>element, and in 
   * frameset documents, this returns the outermost<code>FRAMESET</code> 
   * element. 
   */
  public HTMLElement        getBody();
  public void               setBody(HTMLElement body);
  /**
   * A collection of all the <code>IMG</code> elements in a document.The 
   * behavior is limited to <code>IMG</code> elements forbackwards 
   * compatibility. 
   */
  public HTMLCollection     getImages();
  /**
   * A collection of all the <code>OBJECT</code> elements that includeapplets 
   * and <code>APPLET</code> (deprecated) elements ina document. 
   */
  public HTMLCollection     getApplets();
  /**
   * A collection of all <code>AREA</code> elements andanchor (<code>A</code>) 
   * elements in a documentwith a value for the <code>href</code> attribute. 
   */
  public HTMLCollection     getLinks();
  /**
   * A collection of all the forms of a document. 
   */
  public HTMLCollection     getForms();
  /**
   * A collection of all the anchor (<code>A</code>) elements in a document
   * with a value for the <code>name</code> attribute.Note. For reasons of 
   * backwardscompatibility, the returned set of anchors only contains those 
   * anchors created with the <code>name</code> attribute, not those created 
   * with the <code>id</code> attribute. 
   */
  public HTMLCollection     getAnchors();
  /**
   * The cookies associated with this document. If there are none, thevalue is 
   * an empty string. Otherwise, the value is a string: asemicolon-delimited 
   * list of "name, value" pairs for all the cookiesassociated with the page. 
   * For example, <code>name=value;expires=date</code>. 
   */
  public String             getCookie();
  public void               setCookie(String cookie);
  /**
   * Note.This method and the ones following allow a user to add to or replace 
   * the structuremodel of a document using strings of unparsed HTML. At the 
   * time of writing alternate methods for providing similar functionality 
   * for both HTML and XML documents were being considered. The following 
   * methodsmay be deprecated at some point in the future in favor of a more
   * general-purpose mechanism.
   * <br>Open a document stream for writing. If a document exists in the
   * target, this method clears it.
   */
  public void               open();
  /**
   * Closes a document stream opened by <code>open()</code>and forces 
   * rendering.
   */
  public void               close();
  /**
   * Write a string of text to a document stream opened by<code>open()</code>. 
   * The text is parsed into the document's structuremodel.
   * @param text The string to be parsed into some structure in the document 
   *   structuremodel.
   */
  public void               write(String text);
  /**
   * Write a string of text followed by a newline character to a document
   * stream opened by <code>open()</code>. The text is parsed into the
   * document's structure model.
   * @param text The string to be parsed into some structure in the document 
   *   structuremodel.
   */
  public void               writeln(String text);
  /**
   * Returns the Element whose <code>id</code> is given by elementId. If no 
   * such element exists, returns <code>null</code>. Behavior is not defined 
   * if more than one element has this <code>id</code>. 
   * @param elementId The unique <code>id</code> value for an element.
   * @return The matching element.
   */
  public Element            getElementById(String elementId);
  /**
   * Returns the (possibly empty) collection of elements whose<code>name</code>
   *  value is given by <code>elementName</code>.
   * @param elementName The <code>name</code> attribute value for an element.
   * @return The matching elements.
   */
  public NodeList           getElementsByName(String elementName);
}


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