Class ProvidedURLLocationStrategy

All Implemented Interfaces:

A specialized implementation of FileLocationStrategy which checks whether a passed in FileLocator already has a defined URL.

FileLocator objects that have a URL already reference a file in an unambiguous way. Therefore, this strategy just returns the URL of the passed in FileLocator. It can be used as a first step of the file resolving process. If it fails, more sophisticated attempts for resolving the file can be made.

  • Constructor Details

  • Method Details

    • locate

      public URL locate(FileSystem fileSystem, FileLocator locator)
      Tries to locate the specified file. The method also expects the FileSystem to be used. Note that the FileLocator object may also contain a FileSystem, but this is optional. The passed in FileSystem should be used, and callers must not pass a null reference for this argument. A concrete implementation has to evaluate the properties stored in the FileLocator object and try to match them to an existing file. If this can be done, a corresponding URL is returned. Otherwise, result is null. Implementations should not throw an exception (unless parameters are null) as there might be alternative strategies which can find the file in question. This implementation just returns the URL stored in the given FileLocator.
      Specified by:
      locate in interface FileLocationStrategy
      fileSystem - the FileSystem to be used for this operation
      locator - the object describing the file to be located
      a URL pointing to the referenced file if location was successful; null if the file could not be resolved