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Spring Framework example source code file (DescriptiveResource.java)

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The Spring Framework DescriptiveResource.java source code

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package org.springframework.core.io;

import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;

 * Simple {@link Resource} implementation that holds a resource description
 * but does not point to an actually readable resource.
 * <p>To be used as placeholder if a Resource argument is
 * expected by an API but not necessarily used for actual reading.
 * @author Juergen Hoeller
 * @since 1.2.6
public class DescriptiveResource extends AbstractResource {

	private final String description;

	 * Create a new DescriptiveResource.
	 * @param description the resource description
	public DescriptiveResource(String description) {
		this.description = (description != null ? description : "");

	public boolean exists() {
		return false;

	public boolean isReadable() {
		return false;

	public InputStream getInputStream() throws IOException {
		throw new FileNotFoundException(
				getDescription() + " cannot be opened because it does not point to a readable resource");

	public String getDescription() {
		return this.description;

	 * This implementation compares the underlying description String.
	public boolean equals(Object obj) {
		return (obj == this ||
		    (obj instanceof DescriptiveResource && ((DescriptiveResource) obj).description.equals(this.description)));

	 * This implementation returns the hash code of the underlying description String.
	public int hashCode() {
		return this.description.hashCode();


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