Apache Tomcat 6.0.39

org.apache.tomcat.util.digester
Class CallMethodRule

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule
      extended by org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.CallMethodRule

public class CallMethodRule
extends Rule

Rule implementation that calls a method on an object on the stack (normally the top/parent object), passing arguments collected from subsequent CallParamRule rules or from the body of this element.

By using CallMethodRule(String methodName) a method call can be made to a method which accepts no arguments.

Incompatible method parameter types are converted using org.apache.commons.beanutils.ConvertUtils.

This rule now uses org.apache.commons.beanutils.MethodUtils#invokeMethod by default. This increases the kinds of methods successfully and allows primitives to be matched by passing in wrapper classes. There are rare cases when org.apache.commons.beanutils.MethodUtils#invokeExactMethod (the old default) is required. This method is much stricter in its reflection. Setting the UseExactMatch to true reverts to the use of this method.

Note that the target method is invoked when the end of the tag the CallMethodRule fired on is encountered, not when the last parameter becomes available. This implies that rules which fire on tags nested within the one associated with the CallMethodRule will fire before the CallMethodRule invokes the target method. This behaviour is not configurable.

Note also that if a CallMethodRule is expecting exactly one parameter and that parameter is not available (eg CallParamRule is used with an attribute name but the attribute does not exist) then the method will not be invoked. If a CallMethodRule is expecting more than one parameter, then it is always invoked, regardless of whether the parameters were available or not (missing parameters are passed as null values).


Field Summary
protected  java.lang.String bodyText
          The body text collected from this element.
protected  java.lang.String methodName
          The method name to call on the parent object.
protected  java.lang.String[] paramClassNames
          The names of the classes of the parameters to be collected.
protected  int paramCount
          The number of parameters to collect from MethodParam rules.
protected  java.lang.Class[] paramTypes
          The parameter types of the parameters to be collected.
protected  int targetOffset
          location of the target object for the call, relative to the top of the digester object stack.
protected  boolean useExactMatch
          Should MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod be used for reflection.
 
Fields inherited from class org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule
digester, namespaceURI
 
Constructor Summary
CallMethodRule(Digester digester, java.lang.String methodName, int paramCount)
          Deprecated. The digester instance is now set in the Digester.addRule(java.lang.String, org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule) method. Use CallMethodRule(String methodName,int paramCount) instead.
CallMethodRule(Digester digester, java.lang.String methodName, int paramCount, java.lang.Class[] paramTypes)
          Deprecated. The digester instance is now set in the Digester.addRule(java.lang.String, org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule) method. Use CallMethodRule(String methodName,int paramCount, Class [] paramTypes) instead.
CallMethodRule(Digester digester, java.lang.String methodName, int paramCount, java.lang.String[] paramTypes)
          Deprecated. The digester instance is now set in the Digester.addRule(java.lang.String, org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule) method. Use CallMethodRule(String methodName,int paramCount, String [] paramTypes) instead.
CallMethodRule(int targetOffset, java.lang.String methodName)
          Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name.
CallMethodRule(int targetOffset, java.lang.String methodName, int paramCount)
          Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name.
CallMethodRule(int targetOffset, java.lang.String methodName, int paramCount, java.lang.Class[] paramTypes)
          Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name and parameter types.
CallMethodRule(int targetOffset, java.lang.String methodName, int paramCount, java.lang.String[] paramTypes)
          Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name and parameter types.
CallMethodRule(java.lang.String methodName)
          Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name.
CallMethodRule(java.lang.String methodName, int paramCount)
          Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name.
CallMethodRule(java.lang.String methodName, int paramCount, java.lang.Class[] paramTypes)
          Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name and parameter types.
CallMethodRule(java.lang.String methodName, int paramCount, java.lang.String[] paramTypes)
          Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name and parameter types.
 
Method Summary
 void begin(org.xml.sax.Attributes attributes)
          Process the start of this element.
 void body(java.lang.String bodyText)
          Process the body text of this element.
 void end()
          Process the end of this element.
 void finish()
          Clean up after parsing is complete.
 boolean getUseExactMatch()
          Should MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod be used for the reflection.
protected  void processMethodCallResult(java.lang.Object result)
          Subclasses may override this method to perform additional processing of the invoked method's result.
 void setDigester(Digester digester)
          Set the associated digester.
 void setUseExactMatch(boolean useExactMatch)
          Set whether MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod should be used for the reflection.
 java.lang.String toString()
          Render a printable version of this Rule.
 
Methods inherited from class org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule
begin, body, end, getDigester, getNamespaceURI, setNamespaceURI
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

bodyText

protected java.lang.String bodyText
The body text collected from this element.


targetOffset

protected int targetOffset
location of the target object for the call, relative to the top of the digester object stack. The default value of zero means the target object is the one on top of the stack.


methodName

protected java.lang.String methodName
The method name to call on the parent object.


paramCount

protected int paramCount
The number of parameters to collect from MethodParam rules. If this value is zero, a single parameter will be collected from the body of this element.


paramTypes

protected java.lang.Class[] paramTypes
The parameter types of the parameters to be collected.


paramClassNames

protected java.lang.String[] paramClassNames
The names of the classes of the parameters to be collected. This attribute allows creation of the classes to be postponed until the digester is set.


useExactMatch

protected boolean useExactMatch
Should MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod be used for reflection.

Constructor Detail

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(Digester digester,
                      java.lang.String methodName,
                      int paramCount)
Deprecated. The digester instance is now set in the Digester.addRule(java.lang.String, org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule) method. Use CallMethodRule(String methodName,int paramCount) instead.

Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name. The parameter types (if any) default to java.lang.String.

Parameters:
digester - The associated Digester
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
paramCount - The number of parameters to collect, or zero for a single argument from the body of this element.

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(Digester digester,
                      java.lang.String methodName,
                      int paramCount,
                      java.lang.String[] paramTypes)
Deprecated. The digester instance is now set in the Digester.addRule(java.lang.String, org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule) method. Use CallMethodRule(String methodName,int paramCount, String [] paramTypes) instead.

Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name.

Parameters:
digester - The associated Digester
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
paramCount - The number of parameters to collect, or zero for a single argument from the body of ths element
paramTypes - The Java class names of the arguments (if you wish to use a primitive type, specify the corresonding Java wrapper class instead, such as java.lang.Boolean for a boolean parameter)

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(Digester digester,
                      java.lang.String methodName,
                      int paramCount,
                      java.lang.Class[] paramTypes)
Deprecated. The digester instance is now set in the Digester.addRule(java.lang.String, org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule) method. Use CallMethodRule(String methodName,int paramCount, Class [] paramTypes) instead.

Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name.

Parameters:
digester - The associated Digester
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
paramCount - The number of parameters to collect, or zero for a single argument from the body of ths element
paramTypes - The Java classes that represent the parameter types of the method arguments (if you wish to use a primitive type, specify the corresonding Java wrapper class instead, such as java.lang.Boolean.TYPE for a boolean parameter)

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(java.lang.String methodName,
                      int paramCount)
Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name. The parameter types (if any) default to java.lang.String.

Parameters:
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
paramCount - The number of parameters to collect, or zero for a single argument from the body of this element.

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(int targetOffset,
                      java.lang.String methodName,
                      int paramCount)
Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name. The parameter types (if any) default to java.lang.String.

Parameters:
targetOffset - location of the target object. Positive numbers are relative to the top of the digester object stack. Negative numbers are relative to the bottom of the stack. Zero implies the top object on the stack.
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
paramCount - The number of parameters to collect, or zero for a single argument from the body of this element.

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(java.lang.String methodName)
Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name. The method should accept no parameters.

Parameters:
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(int targetOffset,
                      java.lang.String methodName)
Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name. The method should accept no parameters.

Parameters:
targetOffset - location of the target object. Positive numbers are relative to the top of the digester object stack. Negative numbers are relative to the bottom of the stack. Zero implies the top object on the stack.
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(java.lang.String methodName,
                      int paramCount,
                      java.lang.String[] paramTypes)
Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name and parameter types. If paramCount is set to zero the rule will use the body of this element as the single argument of the method, unless paramTypes is null or empty, in this case the rule will call the specified method with no arguments.

Parameters:
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
paramCount - The number of parameters to collect, or zero for a single argument from the body of ths element
paramTypes - The Java class names of the arguments (if you wish to use a primitive type, specify the corresonding Java wrapper class instead, such as java.lang.Boolean for a boolean parameter)

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(int targetOffset,
                      java.lang.String methodName,
                      int paramCount,
                      java.lang.String[] paramTypes)
Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name and parameter types. If paramCount is set to zero the rule will use the body of this element as the single argument of the method, unless paramTypes is null or empty, in this case the rule will call the specified method with no arguments.

Parameters:
targetOffset - location of the target object. Positive numbers are relative to the top of the digester object stack. Negative numbers are relative to the bottom of the stack. Zero implies the top object on the stack.
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
paramCount - The number of parameters to collect, or zero for a single argument from the body of ths element
paramTypes - The Java class names of the arguments (if you wish to use a primitive type, specify the corresonding Java wrapper class instead, such as java.lang.Boolean for a boolean parameter)

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(java.lang.String methodName,
                      int paramCount,
                      java.lang.Class[] paramTypes)
Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name and parameter types. If paramCount is set to zero the rule will use the body of this element as the single argument of the method, unless paramTypes is null or empty, in this case the rule will call the specified method with no arguments.

Parameters:
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
paramCount - The number of parameters to collect, or zero for a single argument from the body of ths element
paramTypes - The Java classes that represent the parameter types of the method arguments (if you wish to use a primitive type, specify the corresonding Java wrapper class instead, such as java.lang.Boolean.TYPE for a boolean parameter)

CallMethodRule

public CallMethodRule(int targetOffset,
                      java.lang.String methodName,
                      int paramCount,
                      java.lang.Class[] paramTypes)
Construct a "call method" rule with the specified method name and parameter types. If paramCount is set to zero the rule will use the body of this element as the single argument of the method, unless paramTypes is null or empty, in this case the rule will call the specified method with no arguments.

Parameters:
targetOffset - location of the target object. Positive numbers are relative to the top of the digester object stack. Negative numbers are relative to the bottom of the stack. Zero implies the top object on the stack.
methodName - Method name of the parent method to call
paramCount - The number of parameters to collect, or zero for a single argument from the body of ths element
paramTypes - The Java classes that represent the parameter types of the method arguments (if you wish to use a primitive type, specify the corresonding Java wrapper class instead, such as java.lang.Boolean.TYPE for a boolean parameter)
Method Detail

getUseExactMatch

public boolean getUseExactMatch()
Should MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod be used for the reflection.


setUseExactMatch

public void setUseExactMatch(boolean useExactMatch)
Set whether MethodUtils.invokeExactMethod should be used for the reflection.


setDigester

public void setDigester(Digester digester)
Set the associated digester. If needed, this class loads the parameter classes from their names.

Overrides:
setDigester in class Rule

begin

public void begin(org.xml.sax.Attributes attributes)
           throws java.lang.Exception
Process the start of this element.

Overrides:
begin in class Rule
Parameters:
attributes - The attribute list for this element
Throws:
java.lang.Exception

body

public void body(java.lang.String bodyText)
          throws java.lang.Exception
Process the body text of this element.

Overrides:
body in class Rule
Parameters:
bodyText - The body text of this element
Throws:
java.lang.Exception

end

public void end()
         throws java.lang.Exception
Process the end of this element.

Overrides:
end in class Rule
Throws:
java.lang.Exception

finish

public void finish()
            throws java.lang.Exception
Clean up after parsing is complete.

Overrides:
finish in class Rule
Throws:
java.lang.Exception

processMethodCallResult

protected void processMethodCallResult(java.lang.Object result)
Subclasses may override this method to perform additional processing of the invoked method's result.

Parameters:
result - the Object returned by the method invoked, possibly null

toString

public java.lang.String toString()
Render a printable version of this Rule.

Overrides:
toString in class java.lang.Object

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