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   17   
   18   // $Id: DOMLocator.java 446598 2006-09-15 12:55:40Z jeremias $
   19   
   20   package javax.xml.transform.dom;
   21   
   22   import javax.xml.transform.SourceLocator;
   23   
   24   import org.w3c.dom.Node;
   25   
   26   
   27   /**
   28    * Indicates the position of a node in a source DOM, intended
   29    * primarily for error reporting.  To use a DOMLocator, the receiver of an
   30    * error must downcast the {@link javax.xml.transform.SourceLocator}
   31    * object returned by an exception. A {@link javax.xml.transform.Transformer}
   32    * may use this object for purposes other than error reporting, for instance,
   33    * to indicate the source node that originated a result node.
   34    */
   35   public interface DOMLocator extends SourceLocator {
   36   
   37       /**
   38        * Return the node where the event occurred.
   39        *
   40        * @return The node that is the location for the event.
   41        */
   42       public Node getOriginatingNode();
   43   }
   44   

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