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From James M Snell <jasn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Categories example
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2008 15:43:51 GMT
Ah, sorry, I missed the original context.  That'll teach me to come into 
the middle of a conversation :-)

- James

Remy Gendron wrote:
> Isn't TYPE_CATEGORIES, which routes to AbstractAdapter.getCategories(), used
> to return a categories document? I understand that a categories document
> lists the categories associated to a feed or an entry. DefaultProvider
> creates a route (base + ":collection/:entry;categories) of type
> TYPE_CATEGORIES. This seems to support my interpretation.
> 
> Returning a categories document is different than returning the entries
> associated to a list of categories.
> 
>  
> Rémy
>  
> 
>  
> remy.gendron@arrova.ca
>  
> 418 809-8585
> http://arrova.ca
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James M Snell [mailto:jasnell@gmail.com] 
> Sent: April 30, 2008 11:09
> To: abdera-user@incubator.apache.org
> Cc: remy@arrova.ca
> Subject: Re: Categories example
> 
> +1, it's also easier to maintain.  However, why wouldn't you map it to 
> TargetType.TYPE_CATEGORIES ?
> 
> - James
> 
> David Calavera wrote:
>> I don't know if it's the best practice but I usually add another route
> with
>> categories as part of the url:
>>
>> .addRoute("feed", base + "*:collection/category/:cat*",
>> TargetType.TYPE_COLLECTION)
>>
>> I think this approach is more user friendly
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 11:00 PM, Remy Gendron <remy@arrova.ca> wrote:
>>
>>> Ok I have found in the Abdera unit tests and examples some code that
>>> indicates that the following url should return the list of categories
>>> associated to the specified entry:
>>>
>>> http://localhost:8080/imdb/atom/movies/630226;categories
>>>
>>> What I am trying to understand is the URL scheme to use to request the
>>> collection of movies that are part of say, both the scifi and top100
>>> categories.
>>>
>>> Of course, I could do something like .../movies?cat=scifi&top100, but I
>>> believe the best practice is to specify the categories as part of the URL
>>> path... Am I right?
>>>
>>> Remy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Remy Gendron [mailto:remy@arrova.ca]
>>> Sent: April 29, 2008 15:52
>>> To: abdera-user@incubator.apache.org
>>> Subject: RE: Categories example
>>>
>>> And just to be clear, I understand the Atom spec of the categories
>>> document,
>>> and how categories can be added to an entry, be it on the server side
>>> (Entry.addCategory) or the client side (atom:category element).
>>>
>>> I need to understand how it relates to URIs...
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>>
>>> Rémy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> remy.gendron@arrova.ca
>>>
>>> 418 809-8585
>>> http://arrova.ca
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Remy Gendron [mailto:remy@arrova.ca]
>>> Sent: April 29, 2008 15:40
>>> To: abdera-user@incubator.apache.org
>>> Subject: RE: Categories example
>>>
>>> More questions:
>>>
>>> I see that AbstractProvider will call the adapter's getCategories on a
> GET
>>> for entries that are part of one or more categories:
>>>
>>> Question 1) I cannot decipher from the Route implementation how you
>>> specify
>>> one of more categories for a feed request. Could you provide expansion
>>> examples for base/:collection/:entry;categories, as defined in
>>> DefaultProvider.
>>>
>>> Question 2) I use AbstractEntityCollectionAdapter. Is there proper
>>> integration for categories support with this entity oriented adapter?
>>>
>>> Question 3) On a getEntries, I know how to fetch the parameters from the
>>> request and use them to fetch the entries. Assuming that getCategories is
>>> called, do I only have to retrieve the categories from the URL path and
>>> fetch the matching entries?
>>>
>>> Is the scheme used to specify the categories (which I don't know at the
>>> moment - see question 1) part of some Atom specifications? How does this
>>> compare with the GDATA path/-/category/category/... scheme?
>>>
>>> I have seen in the Abdera codebase how to add category info to a feed.
>>> That
>>> part is clearer.
>>>
>>> Thanks again,
>>>
>>> Rémy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> remy.gendron@arrova.ca
>>>
>>> 418 809-8585
>>> http://arrova.ca
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Remy Gendron [mailto:remy@arrova.ca]
>>> Sent: April 29, 2008 14:54
>>> To: abdera-user@incubator.apache.org
>>> Subject: Categories example
>>>
>>> I was looking for an example of dealing with categories.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I am using the DefaultProvider implementation, hence the RouteManager,
>>> which
>>> defines a route I have trouble interpreting. How would the URL to access
> a
>>> collection category look like?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> What is the contract of the AbstractCollectionAdapter with regard to
>>> category support (getCategories(RequestContext)).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Rémy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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