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From "angela (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (OAK-221) Clarify nature of 'path' parameter in oak-api
Date Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:47:02 GMT
angela created OAK-221:
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             Summary: 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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