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From akaras...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r171240 - /directory/shared/ldap/trunk/common/src/java/org/apache/ldap/common/schema/SubtreeSpecification.java
Date Sat, 21 May 2005 19:16:21 GMT
Author: akarasulu
Date: Sat May 21 12:16:19 2005
New Revision: 171240

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=171240&view=rev
Log:
interface for subtree specifications from rfc 3672

Added:
    directory/shared/ldap/trunk/common/src/java/org/apache/ldap/common/schema/SubtreeSpecification.java

Added: directory/shared/ldap/trunk/common/src/java/org/apache/ldap/common/schema/SubtreeSpecification.java
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs/directory/shared/ldap/trunk/common/src/java/org/apache/ldap/common/schema/SubtreeSpecification.java?rev=171240&view=auto
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+/*
+ *   Copyright 2004 The Apache Software Foundation
+ *
+ *   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
+ *   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
+ *   You may obtain a copy of the License at
+ *
+ *       http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+ *
+ *   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
+ *   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
+ *   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
+ *   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
+ *   limitations under the License.
+ *
+ */
+package org.apache.ldap.common.schema;
+
+
+import org.apache.ldap.common.name.LdapName;
+import org.apache.ldap.common.filter.ExprNode;
+
+import java.util.Set;
+
+
+/**
+ * <a href="http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3672.html">RFC 3672</a> defined a subtree
+ * specification to be included within subentries.
+ *
+ * @author <a href="mailto:directory-dev@incubator.apache.org">Apache Directory Project</a>
+ * @version $Rev$
+ */
+public interface SubtreeSpecification
+{
+    /** an unbounded maximum depth value in a subtree specification */
+    int UNBOUNDED_MAX = -1;
+
+    /**
+     * Gets an RDN relative to the administrative context where the subtree scope
+     * begins.  All subentries containing these specifications are immediate
+     * subordinates to the administrative point, and are considered to be part of
+     * the same naming context.  Hence the base for the subtree specification of
+     * a subentry immediately subordinate to dc=apache,dc=org would be relative to
+     * the dc=apache,dc=org context.
+     *
+     * @return the RDN representing the base of the subtree, or the empty string
+     * name if the base is the administrative point
+     */
+    LdapName getBase();
+
+    /**
+     * A set of RDNs relative to the base entry representing chopBefore
+     * specificExclusions from the subtree.  According to RFC 3672: "If the
+     * chopBefore form is used then the specified entry and its subordinates
+     * are excluded from the subtree or subtree refinement."
+     *
+     * @return a set of Names relative to the subtree base or the empty set
+     */
+    Set getChopBeforeExclusions();
+
+    /**
+     * A set of RDNs relative to the base entry representing chopAfter
+     * specificExclusions from the subtree.  According to RFC 3672: "If the
+     * chopAfter form is used then only the subordinates of the specified
+     * entry are excluded from the subtree or subtree refinement."
+     *
+     * @return a set of Names relative to the subtree base or the empty set
+     */
+    Set getChopAfterExclusions();
+
+    /**
+     * Gets the distance at which to start including entries in the subtree.
+     * All entries whose RDN arcs relative to the base are less than the
+     * minimum are excluded from the subtree or subtree refinement.  The
+     * default is zero and therefore excludes nothing.
+     *
+     * @return the minimum number of RDN arcs relative to base for inclusion
+     */
+    int getMinBaseDistance();
+
+    /**
+     * Gets the distance after which to start excluding entries in the subtree
+     * or subtree refinement.  RFC 3672 Section 2.1.3 states: "Entries that
+     * are more than the maximum number of RDN arcs below the base entry are
+     * excluded from the subtree or subtree refinement.  An absent maximum
+     * component indicates that there is no upper limit on the number of RDN
+     * arcs below the base entry for entries in the subtree or subtree
+     * refinement."
+     *
+     * If the maximum is limitless a negative value should be used to represent
+     * the maximum distance - which makes no sense other than to denote the lack
+     * of an upper limit.
+     *
+     * @see UNBOUNDED_MAX
+     * @return the number of arcs relative to the base after which entries are excluded
+     */
+    int getMaxBaseDistance();
+
+    /**
+     * A subtree refinement represents a non-contiguous selection of entries using a
+     * limited filter expression where attribute assertions are based on the
+     * objectClass of the entries.
+     *
+     * @return a limited filter expression tree representing a subtree refinement
+     */
+    ExprNode getRefinement();
+}



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