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From Devin Han <>
Subject Re: Introducing a new PropertiesBase class in Simple API
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:15:08 GMT
Hi Oliver,

Welcome to join us! Maybe you need to prepare a self-introduction mail to
us ;)

I agree with your proposal, it helps Simple API design more clearly and
reasonable. Let's listen to other guys' comments ;)

2011/11/16 Oliver Rau <>

> Hi Everybody,
> while writing a couple of enhancements for to the Simple API, some of
> them were in the area around the various properties types, e.g.
> GraphicProperties, ParagraphProperties etc..
> Now as Simple should be what it is called, simple, it is unlikely that
> we will ever reach the point were every property can be accessed. The
> usual way to go then is to OdfDom, however the problem is that there
> is a lot of magic involved in order to get to the actual properties
> element (getting styles, getting automatic styles, etc) and being able
> to set attributes on it.
> What I'm thinking about would be to introduce an base class that each
> Properties implementation would either inherit from. This base class
> would provide bridges to the OdfDom world, e.g. something similar like
> a method called getPropertiesElement. This would return the low level
> OdfDom Properties Element, e.g. StyleGraphicPropertiesElement in case
> of the GraphicProperties.
> The user of the API would now be able to set any property he wants.
> An additional method (or alternative variant to the above) could be a
> method that allows getting / setting properties by name, e.g.
> getProperty(name) and setProperty(name, value).
> What do you guys think?
> Regards
> Oliver


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