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Commons Digester example source code file (FinderFromMethod.java)

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The Commons Digester FinderFromMethod.java source code

/* $Id: FinderFromMethod.java 992060 2010-09-02 19:09:47Z simonetripodi $
 * Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more
 * contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file distributed with
 * this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
 * The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
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package org.apache.commons.digester.plugins.strategies;

import java.util.Properties;
import org.apache.commons.digester.Digester;
import org.apache.commons.digester.plugins.RuleFinder;
import org.apache.commons.digester.plugins.RuleLoader;
import org.apache.commons.digester.plugins.PluginException;

 * A rule-finding algorithm which expects the caller to specify a methodname
 * as a plugin property, where the method exists on the plugin class.
 * @since 1.6

public class FinderFromMethod extends RuleFinder {
     * Xml attribute that needs to be present on a plugin declaration
     * in order to specify the method to load rules from.
    public static String DFLT_METHOD_ATTR = "method";
    /** See {@link #findLoader}. */
    private String methodAttr;
    /** Constructor. */
    public FinderFromMethod() {

    /** See {@link #findLoader}. */
    public FinderFromMethod(String methodAttr) { 
        this.methodAttr = methodAttr;
     * If there exists a property with the name matching constructor param
     * methodAttr, then locate the appropriate Method on the plugin class 
     * and return an object encapsulating that info.
     * <p>
     * If there is no matching property provided, then just return null.
     * <p>
     * The returned object (when non-null) will invoke the target method
     * on the plugin class whenever its addRules method is invoked. The
     * target method is expected to have the following prototype:
     * <code> public static void xxxxx(Digester d, String patternPrefix); 
    public RuleLoader findLoader(Digester d, Class<?> pluginClass, Properties p)
                        throws PluginException {

        String methodName = p.getProperty(methodAttr);
        if (methodName == null) {
            // nope, user hasn't requested dynamic rules to be loaded
            // from a specific class.
            return null;
        return new LoaderFromClass(pluginClass, methodName);

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