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Subject [Ws Wiki] Update of "FrontPage/Woden/WSDLExtensionChanges" by JohnKaputin
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2008 22:16:53 GMT
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The following page has been changed by JohnKaputin:
http://wiki.apache.org/ws/FrontPage/Woden/WSDLExtensionChanges

The comment on the change is:
added Solution Summary

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  The only way that Woden's client applications can access extension properties is via these
statically-defined, compile-time extension property APIs declared by the {{{ComponentExtensions}}}
subtypes. Some applications need a more flexible approach that provides a more ''generic''
API for accessing extension properties, without requiring detailed knowledge of each {{{ComponentExtensions}}}
subtype API. For example, WSDL editors or GUI tools should be able to display any WSDL, including
it's extensions, without predefined knowledge of all possible extension-types and their specific
APIs. They need to be able to retrieve these properties as ''generic'' extension properties,
via a common programming model. 
  
  === Summary of the Solution ===
+ A new type {{{ExtensionProperty}}} has been introduced which provides a generic representation
of an extension property (name, namespace and content as a java.lang.Object). {{{ExtensionProperty}}}
accessor methods have been declared in a new type {{{PropertyExtensible}}}, for retrieving
 extension properties. {{{WSDLComponent}}} now extends {{{PropertyExtensible}}}. 
  
+ The {{{ComponentExtensions}}} interface has been renamed to {{{ComponentExtensionContext}}}
to better reflect its role as an ''accessor'' for retrieving extensions in a particular context
(that is, for a component and an extension namespace) and to avoid giving the impression that
it ''is'' the collection of extension properties for that component and namespace.  Furthermore,
to avoid API confusion with new {{{PropertyExtensible}}} methods like {{{getExtensionProperties}}},
the {{{WSDLComponent}}} method {{{getComponentExtensionsForNamespace(NSuri)}}} has been renamed
to {{{getComponentExtensionContext(NSuri)}}} (and that now returns a {{{ComponentExtensionContext}}}).
+ 
+ The {{{ExtensionRegistry}}} methods that handled the {{{ComponentExtensions}}} type have
been changed to use {{{ComponentExtensionContext}}} instead. These are the {{{registerComponentExtension}}}
and {{{createComponentExtension}}} methods.
+ 
- == Overview of the new Component extensions model ===
+ === Overview of the new Component extensions model ===
  
  The following UML class diagram and the notes that follow it provide an overview of the
new Component extensions model: 
  http://people.apache.org/~jkaputin/woden47/Extensions1.jpg

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