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From "David Nuescheler (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JCR-644) Node.isNodeType() throws if namespace is not defined.
Date Fri, 24 Nov 2006 08:11:03 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-644?page=comments#action_12452387 ] 
            
David Nuescheler commented on JCR-644:
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I think that the  would initially setup his namespaces to be mapped on a session basis to
whatever makes sense for the application and then use literals throughout the application.
basically i think that a client that does not map its namespaces on a per session basis is
broken.
>From my perspective I would assume that once the namespaces are mapped, I would like to
work in my application code 
using "static/hardwired"-prefixes only. I think that this makes the code much more readable.

With respect to the isNodeType() I would then expect it to fail without an exeception specific
to the unknown prefix 
much like a query operation that uses an unregistered nodetype or any other read operation
for that matter.
I guess from an application perspective I would even assume a getItem("/unknownprefix:bar")
to throw a PathNotFoundException.
I believe if the more explicit namespace exception was the intended by the spec, getItem()
for example would explicitely throw
a NamespaceException (or similar).

> Node.isNodeType() throws if namespace is not defined.
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: JCR-644
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-644
>             Project: Jackrabbit
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: nodetype
>    Affects Versions: 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.1, 0.9
>            Reporter: Tobias Bocanegra
>         Assigned To: Tobias Bocanegra
>
> eg: node.isNodeType("foo:MyNodeType")
> throws an exception if 'foo' is not defined. this is incorrect since an application should
not need to check if the namespace exists before checking for a nodetype. it should return
false.

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