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javax.jcr.nodetype
Interface NodeType


public interface NodeType

Represents a node type.


Method Summary
 boolean canAddChildNode(java.lang.String childNodeName)
          Returns true if this node type allows the addition of a child node called childNodeName without specific node type information (that is, given the definition of this parent node type, the child node name is sufficient to determine the intended child node type).
 boolean canAddChildNode(java.lang.String childNodeName, java.lang.String nodeTypeName)
          Returns true if this node type allows the addition of a child node called childNodeName of node type nodeTypeName.
 boolean canRemoveItem(java.lang.String itemName)
          Returns true if removing the child item called itemName is allowed by this node type.
 boolean canSetProperty(java.lang.String propertyName, Value value)
          Returns true if setting propertyName to value is allowed by this node type.
 boolean canSetProperty(java.lang.String propertyName, Value[] values)
          Returns true if setting propertyName to values is allowed by this node type.
 NodeDefinition[] getChildNodeDefinitions()
          Returns an array containing the child node definitions of this node type, including the child node definitions inherited from supertypes of this node type.
 NodeDefinition[] getDeclaredChildNodeDefinitions()
          Returns an array containing the child node definitions explicitly specified in the declaration of this node type.
 PropertyDefinition[] getDeclaredPropertyDefinitions()
          Returns an array containing the property definitions explicitly specified in the declaration of this node type.
 NodeType[] getDeclaredSupertypes()
          Returns the direct supertypes of this node type in the node type inheritance hierarchy, that is, those actually declared in this node type.
 java.lang.String getName()
          Returns the name of the node type.
 java.lang.String getPrimaryItemName()
          Returns the name of the primary item (one of the child items of the node's of this node type).
 PropertyDefinition[] getPropertyDefinitions()
          Returns an array containing the property definitions of this node type, including the property definitions inherited from supertypes of this node type.
 NodeType[] getSupertypes()
          Returns all supertypes of this node type in the node type inheritance hierarchy.
 boolean hasOrderableChildNodes()
          Returns true if nodes of this type must support orderable child nodes; returns false otherwise.
 boolean isMixin()
          Returns true if this node type is a mixin node type.
 boolean isNodeType(java.lang.String nodeTypeName)
          Returns true if this node type is nodeTypeName or a subtype of nodeTypeName, otherwise returns false.

 

Method Detail

getName

java.lang.String getName()
Returns the name of the node type.
Returns:
the name of the node type

isMixin

boolean isMixin()
Returns true if this node type is a mixin node type. Returns false if this node type is a primary node type.
Returns:
a boolean

hasOrderableChildNodes

boolean hasOrderableChildNodes()
Returns true if nodes of this type must support orderable child nodes; returns false otherwise. If a node type returns true on a call to this method, then all nodes of that node type must support the method Node.orderBefore(java.lang.String, java.lang.String). If a node type returns false on a call to this method, then nodes of that node type may support these ordering methods. Only the primary node type of a node controls that node's status in this regard. This setting on a mixin node type will not have any effect on the node.
Returns:
Returns true if nodes of this type must support orderable child nodes; returns false otherwise.

getPrimaryItemName

java.lang.String getPrimaryItemName()
Returns the name of the primary item (one of the child items of the node's of this node type). If this node has no primary item, then this method returns null. This indicator is used by the method Node.getPrimaryItem().
Returns:
the name of the primary item.

getSupertypes

NodeType[] getSupertypes()
Returns all supertypes of this node type in the node type inheritance hierarchy. For primary types apart from nt:base, this list will always include at least nt:base. For mixin types, there is no required supertype.
Returns:
an array of NodeType objects.
See Also:
getDeclaredSupertypes()

getDeclaredSupertypes

NodeType[] getDeclaredSupertypes()
Returns the direct supertypes of this node type in the node type inheritance hierarchy, that is, those actually declared in this node type. In single-inheritance systems, this will always be an array of size 0 or 1. In systems that support multiple inheritance of node types this array may be of size greater than 1.
Returns:
an array of NodeType objects.
See Also:
getSupertypes()

isNodeType

boolean isNodeType(java.lang.String nodeTypeName)
Returns true if this node type is nodeTypeName or a subtype of nodeTypeName, otherwise returns false.
Parameters:
nodeTypeName - the name of a node type.
Returns:
a boolean

getPropertyDefinitions

PropertyDefinition[] getPropertyDefinitions()
Returns an array containing the property definitions of this node type, including the property definitions inherited from supertypes of this node type.
Returns:
an array containing the property definitions.
See Also:
getDeclaredPropertyDefinitions()

getDeclaredPropertyDefinitions

PropertyDefinition[] getDeclaredPropertyDefinitions()
Returns an array containing the property definitions explicitly specified in the declaration of this node type. This does not include property definitions inherited from supertypes of this node type.
Returns:
an array containing the property definitions.
See Also:
getPropertyDefinitions()

getChildNodeDefinitions

NodeDefinition[] getChildNodeDefinitions()
Returns an array containing the child node definitions of this node type, including the child node definitions inherited from supertypes of this node type.
Returns:
an array containing the child node definitions.
See Also:
getDeclaredChildNodeDefinitions()

getDeclaredChildNodeDefinitions

NodeDefinition[] getDeclaredChildNodeDefinitions()
Returns an array containing the child node definitions explicitly specified in the declaration of this node type. This does not include child node definitions inherited from supertypes of this node type.
Returns:
an array containing the child node definitions.
See Also:
getChildNodeDefinitions()

canSetProperty

boolean canSetProperty(java.lang.String propertyName,
                       Value value)
Returns true if setting propertyName to value is allowed by this node type. Otherwise returns false.
Parameters:
propertyName - The name of the property
value - A Value object.

canSetProperty

boolean canSetProperty(java.lang.String propertyName,
                       Value[] values)
Returns true if setting propertyName to values is allowed by this node type. Otherwise returns false.
Parameters:
propertyName - The name of the property
values - A Value array.

canAddChildNode

boolean canAddChildNode(java.lang.String childNodeName)
Returns true if this node type allows the addition of a child node called childNodeName without specific node type information (that is, given the definition of this parent node type, the child node name is sufficient to determine the intended child node type). Returns false otherwise.
Parameters:
childNodeName - The name of the child node.

canAddChildNode

boolean canAddChildNode(java.lang.String childNodeName,
                        java.lang.String nodeTypeName)
Returns true if this node type allows the addition of a child node called childNodeName of node type nodeTypeName. Returns false otherwise.
Parameters:
childNodeName - The name of the child node.
nodeTypeName - The name of the node type of the child node.

canRemoveItem

boolean canRemoveItem(java.lang.String itemName)
Returns true if removing the child item called itemName is allowed by this node type. Otherwise returns false.
Parameters:
itemName - The name of the child item

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