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From "angela (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (OAK-221) Clarify nature of 'path' parameter in oak-api
Date Thu, 09 Aug 2012 09:25:19 GMT

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angela commented on OAK-221:

similarly in NodeTypeManagerImpl (couldn't create subtask due runtimeexception in jira):

Tree system = root.getTree("/jcr:system");
            if (system == null) {
                system = root.getTree("/").addChild(JCR_SYSTEM);
> Clarify nature of 'path' parameter in oak-api
> ---------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OAK-221
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OAK-221
>             Project: Jackrabbit Oak
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: core
>            Reporter: angela
> imo the oak-api should be more specific about the nature of the
> path parameter that is passed to methods like Root#getTree, #move, #copy
> and that is returned by methods like Tree#getPath.
> The api documentation consistently states that those paths are "relative to
> the 'root' but when looking at the code i rather get the impression that
> they are absolute paths such as defined by the JCR API.
> for example:
> SessionDelegate#getNode(String path) just passes the path to the oak-api
> without making it 'relative to the root'. 
> on the other hand SessionDelegate#getRoot() passes an ""-path to Root#getTree.
> another example:
> SessionDelegate#getNodeByIdentifier starts like follows:
>   if (id.startsWith("/")) {
>      Tree tree = getTree(id);
>      [...]
> so, again the absolute jcr path is passed into the oak-api.
> requested action:
> - clarify oak-api
> - check all usages of oak-api and make api calls consistent

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