DOMSource class allows the
client of the implementation of this API to specify a DOM
Node as the source of the input tree. The model of
how the Transformer deals with the DOM tree in terms of mismatches with the
XSLT data model or
other data models is beyond the scope of this document. Any of the nodes
Node are legal input.
DOMResult class allows
Node to be specified to which result DOM nodes will
be appended. If an output node is not specified, the transformer will use
DocumentBuilder.newDocument() to create an
Document node. If a node is specified, it
should be one of the following:
DocumentFragment. Specification of any other node
type is implementation dependent and undefined by this API. If the result is a
Document, the output of the transformation must have
a single element root to set as the document element.
DOMLocator node may be passed
TransformerException objects, and
retrieved by trying to cast the result of the
The implementation has no responsibility to use a DOMLocator instead of a
SourceLocator (though line numbers and the
like do not make much sense for a DOM), so the result of getLocator must always
be tested with an instanceof.
InterfaceDescriptionIndicates the position of a node in a source DOM, intended primarily for error reporting.