Class AbstractContentInformation

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Emptiable, Lenient­Comparable, Identified­Object, Content­Information
Direct Known Subclasses:
Default­Coverage­Description, Default­Feature­Catalogue­Description

public class AbstractContentInformation extends ISOMetadata implements ContentInformation
Description of the content of a resource.

Limitations

  • Instances of this class are not synchronized for multi-threading. Synchronization, if needed, is caller's responsibility.
  • Serialized objects of this class are not guaranteed to be compatible with future Apache SIS releases. Serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Apache SIS. For long term storage, use XML instead.
Since:
0.3
See Also:

Defined in the sis-metadata module

  • Constructor Details

    • AbstractContentInformation

      public AbstractContentInformation()
      Constructs an initially empty content information.
    • AbstractContentInformation

      public AbstractContentInformation(ContentInformation object)
      Constructs a new instance initialized with the values from the specified metadata object. This is a shallow copy constructor, since the other metadata contained in the given object are not recursively copied.
      Parameters:
      object - the metadata to copy values from, or null if none.
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  • Method Details

    • castOrCopy

      public static AbstractContentInformation castOrCopy(ContentInformation object)
      Returns a SIS metadata implementation with the values of the given arbitrary implementation. This method performs the first applicable action in the following choices:
      • If the given object is null, then this method returns null.
      • Otherwise if the given object is an instance of Feature­Catalogue­Description or Coverage­Description, then this method delegates to the cast­Or­Copy(…) method of the corresponding SIS subclass. Note that if the given object implements more than one of the above-cited interfaces, then the cast­Or­Copy(…) method to be used is unspecified.
      • Otherwise if the given object is already an instance of Abstract­Content­Information, then it is returned unchanged.
      • Otherwise a new Abstract­Content­Information instance is created using the copy constructor and returned. Note that this is a shallow copy operation, since the other metadata contained in the given object are not recursively copied.
      Parameters:
      object - the object to get as a SIS implementation, or null if none.
      Returns:
      a SIS implementation containing the values of the given object (may be the given object itself), or null if the argument was null.