To fully understand how Cache Configuration XML Namespaces are declared when
ExtensibleEnvironment, you need a solid understanding of XML Namespaces.
Rather than (re)creating a tutorial on the definition and use of XML Namespaces here, we're going to point you to the Internet where there are some really good introductions.
Consequently as a pre-condition to reading the rest of this document, we advise you read one or more of the following:
The first thing to understand about the use of XML Namespaces in Coherence Cache
Configurations is that they must completely adhere to the XML specification.
That is, the
ExtensibleEnvironment implementation expects both the syntax of
XML elements using namespaces and the declaration of said XML Namespaces with
in an Cache Configuration are valid. Further, the
implementation performs checks to ensure that XML elements making use of XML
Namespaces are valid and the prefixes used each have a corresponding
declaration and if not, fails-fast.
The only special treatment given to the use of XML Namespaces in a Cache
Configuration is to the meaning of the URIs specified in the XML Namespace
declarations. Here it is expected that the URIs be of the format "class://FullyQualifiedClassName"
and if not, the
ExtensibleEnvironment will fail-fast.
Much like Apache Ant's use of antlibs,
ExtensibleEnvironment uses the URIs specified in XML Namespace declarations
to dynamically load appropriate namespace handler implementations, in this case
classes that implement the
NamespaceContentHandler interface, each of which
may be used to independently process associated XML elements (and attributes)
as they occur with in a Cache Configuration.
For example in the following Cache Configuration file the
will dynamically load and instantiate the class
(which must implement the
NamespaceContentHandler interface) to handle XML
content (elements and attributes) that are prefixed with the namespace "run".
More specifically, during the processing of the XML DOM for the Cache Configuration,
all XML elements (and attributes) occurring with in the "run" namespace will be
passed to the associated
RunNamespaceContentHandler instance for handling.
<cache-config xmlns:run="class://RunNamespaceContentHandler"> <run:runnable classname="MyRunnable" every="10m"/> ... regular cache configuration ... </cache-config>
Should a declared URI class fail to implement the
NamespaceContentHandlerinterface, the processing of the Cache Configuration will fail-fast with an error.
Should an attempt be made to use XML content (elements or attributes) with a prefix that is undefined, the processing of the Cache Configuration will fail-fast with an error.
Should an attempt be made to redefine the default
NamespaceContentHandler, the processing of the Cache Configuration will fail-fast with an error.
In the current implementation the default namespace is reserved for Coherence.
Out-of-the box, Coherence Incubator Common provides several
implementations. The reference documentation for each is provided below.
The following XML Cache Configuration Namespaces are provided by the Coherence Incubator Common Package.
The Coherence Namespace: The default and implicitly defined namespace for processing Coherence Cache Configuration elements.
The Filter Namespace: A utility namespace providing the ability to define Coherence Filters in Cache Configurations.
The Element Namespace:
A namespace enabling runtime transformation of XML elements in a cache
configuration. ie: provides
and other functionality.
The Instance Namespace (deprecated): A utility namespace providing the ability to specify how custom classes may be instantiated.
The Value Namespace (deprecated): A utility namespace providing the ability to define strongly typed values.