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From holenoter <holeno...@me.com>
Subject Re: XMLValidation layer modifyElement
Date Sun, 29 May 2011 06:33:23 GMT

hey chris,

if you modify an element then call getElements(ProductType) you will not get the modified
element because the product type element map was not updated. . . .hope hawaii was a good
time dude!


On May 28, 2011, at 10:46 PM, "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov>

> Hi Michael,
> > I looked at the XMLValidation layer's modifyElement function, and it doesn't appear
to modify elements that get put into the productTypeElementMap.
> It looks like it's modifying the elements that get put into the product type element
map, indeed. The function consists of:
> {code}
> elementMap.put(element.getElementId(), element);
> saveElementsAndMappings();
> {code}
> It first takes in the new element, updates the element map, and then saves out the new
map file with the updated element definition The product type element map is left unmodified,
so as long as the element has the same identifier as was used to originally link it, it will
get saved through fine.
> >
> > Thus an element will be modified in the elements map (element id to element) but
if it is already mapped to a product type the product type to element map will maintain a
reference to the unmodified element. Is this intended behavior, or have I missed something?
> See above.
> >
> > I had intended to use the modifyElement function, but with the purpose of updating
any occurrence of that element. If this is not the intended purpose I will find a workaround.
> Let me know if I'm misunderstanding you, but I think it works fine...
> Cheers,
> Chris
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