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From Jens Hübel <>
Subject RE: Issues with
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2011 19:49:30 GMT
Hi Heiko,

again sorry for the long delay in my reply. After a lot of travel I am now able to look into
this issue. You are absolutely right. Backslash escaping for underscore and percent characters
is not support at the moment for LIKE and this is not what the spec says.

It is no problem to extend the grammar to support this. However this has a certain impact.
On the lexical level we only can have one kind of string literal and there is no context whether
we are in a LIKE expression or anywhere else. This means backslash escaping for percent and
underscore is then allowed for any kind of string literal. Throwing an exception in all other
cases where we are not in a LIKE expression is then part of the user code and not the parser
framework. The best we can do is provide helper functions for unescaping to make this a bit

If everyone is fine with this approach I will change the lexer grammar.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kiessling, Heiko [] 
Sent: Montag, 12. September 2011 16:45
Subject: RE: Issues with

Hi, Jens,

thanks for your quick reply. I got me the snapshot 'chemistry-opencmis-server-support-0.5.0-20110911.030458-142.jar'
in the meantime but this has still the problem with the eascaping mechanism. The WHERE clause
I try is
'WHERE cmis:name LIKE 'Do\\%ent''.

Thanks and best regards

You wrote:

Hi Heiko,

are you using the latest snapshot from SVN? Since the last release there are several fixes
and enhancements to the escaping mechanism. Please use the latest version from the trunk if
you don't have it and let me know if this still does not work as expected. (A new release
will be available soon).

There is no kind of semantic analysis in the framework. It is just the parser and any error
handling except basic syntax errors is up to you.

Hope this helps....


-----Original Message-----
From: Kiessling, Heiko []
Sent: Mittwoch, 7. September 2011 18:23
Subject: Issues with


in the cause of implementing CMIS queries I have found the following problems with the above
-       The parser does not accept escaping backslashes in LIKE strings. For example, the
string 'pa\%ern' which according to the CMIS spec is supposed to look for the value 'pa%ern'
is acknowledged with the two messages "mismatched character '%' expecting set null" and "mismatched
character '<EOF>' expecting '''" and a CmisInvalidArgumentException. Sounds like a lexical
analysis problem to me.
-       Is there semantic analysis built in? For example, the = ANY operator is not possible
for single-valued properties, and, vice versa the simple = operator is not allowed for multi-valued
properties. However, no error is announced when parsing this kind of statement.

Would be great if you could tell us whether these are known limitations at this time but are
worked on, or whether we're making any mistakes.

Thanks and best regards

Heiko Kiessling
Senior Developer
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