Ewan Birney

NAME

Bio::Event::EventHandlerI - An Event Handler Interface

SYNOPSIS

    # do not use this module directly
    # See Bio::SearchIO::SearchResultEventHandler for an example of
    # implementation.

DESCRIPTION

This interface describes the basic methods required for a EventHandlers. These are essentially SAX methods.

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APPENDIX

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

will_handle

 Title   : will_handle
 Usage   : if( $handler->will_handle($event_type) ) { ... }
 Function: Tests if this event builder knows how to process a specific event
 Returns : boolean
 Args    : event type name

SAX methods

start_document

 Title   : start_document
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->start_document();
 Function: Handle a start document event
 Returns : none
 Args    : none

end_document

 Title   : end_document
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->end_document();
 Function: Handle an end document event
 Returns : none
 Args    : none

start_element

 Title   : start_element
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->start_element
 Function: Handles a start element event
 Returns : none
 Args    : hashref with at least 2 keys 'Data' and 'Name'

end_element

 Title   : start_element
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->end_element
 Function: Handles an end element event
 Returns : none
 Args    : hashref with at least 2 keys 'Data' and 'Name'

in_element

 Title   : in_element
 Usage   : if( $eventgenerator->in_element($element) ) {}
 Function: Test if we are in a particular element
           This is different than 'within' because 'in' tests only
           if one has reached a specific element.
 Returns : boolean
 Args    : string element name 

within_element

 Title   : within_element
 Usage   : if( $eventgenerator->within_element($element) ) {}
 Function: Test if we are within a particular element
           This is different than 'in' because within can be tested
           for a whole block.
 Returns : boolean
 Args    : string element name 

characters

 Title   : characters
 Usage   : $eventgenerator->characters($str)
 Function: Send a character events
 Returns : none
 Args    : string