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From "Stefan Guggisberg" <stefan.guggisb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: node type definitions and mixin overrides
Date Fri, 16 Jun 2006 08:04:25 GMT
On 6/15/06, Doug Douglass <douglass.doug@gmail.com> wrote:
> More of a JCR question than Jackrabbit: Can a mixin add the mandatory
> attribute to a property defined in the primary node type?

the semantics of node type inheritance are not clearly specified by jsr-170,
i.e. there's no concept of overriding definitions in the spec.

this has been discussed in the jsr-283 expert group. the semantics will be
clarified in a maintenance relsease of the spec.

jackrabbit currently doesn't support overriding of child node/property


> The Jackrabbit CompactNodeTypeDefReader class seems to allow this, but does
> it really validate the CND? I haven't yet attempted to load the CNDs into
> the registry.
> Our use case is a set of images depicting product data: all possible product
> metadata will be declared as properties by the primary node type (e.g.,
> ns:productImage), we'd like to use mixins to require values for specific
> properties. This matches our domain model where we use the decorator pattern
> to allow product images to dynamically transition between different image
> "types" (e.g., a close-up image vs. room vs. outdoor, etc).
> TIA,
> Doug

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