Interface ITemplateResolver

    • Method Detail

      • getName

        String getName()

        Returns the name of this template resolver. Used in logs and configuration details.

        the template resolver name.
      • getOrder

        Integer getOrder()

        Return the order in which this template resolver will be executed in the chain when several template resolvers are set for the same Template Engine.

        the order of this resolver in the chain.
      • resolveTemplate

        TemplateResolution resolveTemplate​(IEngineConfiguration configuration,
                                           String ownerTemplate,
                                           String template,
                                           Map<String,​Object> templateResolutionAttributes)

        Tries to resolve a template.

        The method arguments contain all the info needed for trying to resolve the template. The Template Resolver will apply its configuration (prefixes/suffixes, template mode patterns, cache configurations, etc) and return a TemplateResolution object.

        The ownerTemplate, which might be null, will be specified when the template is resolved in order to be used as a fragent to be inserted into a higher level template (the owner). Most template resolver implementations will simply ignore this argument, but others might change their resolution results depending on the owner template that is inserting the resolved fragment.

        The fact that a Template Resolver returns a TemplateResolution does not necessarily mean that the resolved template resource exists. It might only be so if the template resolver is configured to perform an existence check on the resource before returning a resolution result (by means of calling ITemplateResource.exists()), which might be configurable on a per-ITemplateResolver-implementation basis. Implementations might choose not to check resource existance by default in order to avoid the possible performance impact of a double access to the resource.

        Note that the template selectors that might be used for a executing or inserting a template are not specified to the template resolver. The reason is template selectors are applied by the parser, not the template resolvers, and allowing the resolver to take any decisions based on template selectors (like e.g. omitting some output from the resource) could harm the correctness of the selection operation performed by the parser.

        configuration - the engine configuration.
        ownerTemplate - the containing template from which we want to resolve a new one as a fragment. Can be null.
        template - the template to be resolved (usually its name).
        templateResolutionAttributes - the template resolution attributes to be used (usually coming from a TemplateSpec instance. Can be null.
        a TemplateResolution object (which might represent an existing resource or not), or null if the template could not be resolved.