Interface IdentifierSpace<T>

Type Parameters:
T - the type of object used as identifier values.
All Superinterfaces:
Citation

public interface IdentifierSpace<T> extends Citation
Some identifier namespaces that are handled in a special way. The identifier namespaces are usually defined as authorities in the Citations class. However a few identifiers defined in the gco:Object­Identification XML attribute group are handled in a special way. For example identifiers associated to the HREF space are marshalled in the outer property element, as in the example below:
<cit:CI_Citation>
  <cit:series xlink:href="http://myReference">
    <cit:CI_Series>
      <cit:name>...</cit:name>
    </cit:CI_Series>
  </cit:series>
</cit:CI_Citation>
The values defined in this interface can be used as keys in the map returned by Identified­Object​.get­Identifier­Map().
Since:
0.3
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Defined in the sis-metadata module

  • Field Details

    • ID

      static final IdentifierSpace<String> ID
      A standard GML attribute available on every object-with-identity. Its type is "xs:ID" - i.e. it is a fragment identifier, unique within document scope only, for internal cross-references. It is not useful by itself as a persistent unique identifier.

      The XML attribute name is "gml:id", but is also used for "gco:id" in metadata documents. However the "gco:" prefix is omitted in XML documents (i.e. the gco:id attribute is unqualified).

      Elements with gml:id or gco:id attribute can be referenced from other XML elements using the xlink:href attribute. This is done automatically by Apache SIS implementations at marshalling and unmarshalling time. If many of gml:id, gco:uuid and xlink:href attributes are used, then gml:id has precedence.

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    • UUID

      static final IdentifierSpace<UUID> UUID
      An optional attribute available on every object-with-identity provided in the GMD schemas that implement ISO 19115 in XML. May be used as a persistent unique identifier, but only available within GMD context.

      The XML attribute name is "gco:uuid". However the "gco:" prefix is omitted in XML documents (i.e. the gco:uuid attribute is unqualified).

      Elements with gco:uuid attribute can be referenced from other XML elements using the gco:uuidref attribute. However this is not done automatically by Apache SIS. Users need to manage their set of UUIDs in their own Reference­Resolver subclass.

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    • HREF

      static final IdentifierSpace<URI> HREF
      An optional attribute for URN to an external resources, or to an other part of a XML document, or an identifier. This is one of the many attributes available in the XLINK identifier space, but is provided as a special constant because href is the most frequently used xlink attribute.

      The XML attribute name is "xlink:href".

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  • Method Details

    • getName

      String getName()
      Returns the name of this identifier space.
      • For the constants defined in this Identifier­Space interface, this is the XML attribute name with its prefix. Attribute names can be "gml:id", "gco:uuid" or "xlink:href".
      • For the constants defined in the Citations class, this is the identifier namespace. They are usually not XML attribute name because those identifiers are marshalled as <MD_Identifier> XML elements rather than attributes.
      Returns:
      the name of this identifier space (may be XML attribute name).