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From Sébastien Launay <sebastien.lau...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject Re: Get Indentifier of a Node
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:36:14 GMT
A node can be retrieved in two ways:
- from his identifier (UUID in JCR 1.0, String in JCR 2.0)
- from his path

The identifier approach has the advantage of not being changed
if the node is moved, but the node needs to has the mixin

I think the method renaming has been introduced in JCR 2.0 for
not being tied anymore with an UUID but with a String which is
back compatible and more flexible (i.e. implementation does not
need to respect UUID standard).


Sébastien Launay

iapilgrim a écrit :
> Thanks Launay,
> I want to use Session.getNodeByIndentifier.
> As I know so far, when we use jcr 1.0, to get a Node, we can use
> session.getItem or session.getNodeByUUID. That means an identifier of a node
> can be path ( plus name) or its uuid ( if node is referenceable).
> So what is the identifier of a node in JR?  Is it still a path ( and name)?
> What are the new features of identifier in jcr 2.0 over one in jcr 1.0?
> I think the new identifier is more natural than the old one and we leave
> identifier management to JR. The developer only need to know the identifier
> string. Am I right?
> I found that SessionImpl (JR 1.4.6) has implemented getNodeByIdentifier but
> the javadoc tell it's is used for JR 2.0? Could I use it? And How to use it?
> Because I found no test cases for it.
> Regard,
> van

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