public abstract class Specification extends ObjectProvides support for the Open Web Service Specificaitons.
This class operates as a Factory creating request for Open Web Services.
The idea is that this class operates a Toolkit for all things assocated with an Open Web Service specification. The various objects produced by this toolkit are used as strategy objects for the top level AbstractOpenWebService subclass. Example:
- WebMapServer - uses a GetCapabilitiesRequest during version negotiation.
Both name and version information that may be checked against a GetCapabilities document during version negotiation. Specific Open Web Service implementations can extend this interface to include details that are specific to their specification. Example: The Web Map Service specification includes more operations such as GetMap and GetFeatureInfo.
Q: Why are these not static?
A: Because we want to place new specifications into a data structure for WebMapServer to search through dynamically
- Jody Garnett, Refractions Reasearch, rgould
Constructors Constructor Description
All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods Modifier and Type Method Description
createGetCapabilitiesRequest(URL server)Factory method to create GetCapabilities Request
getVersion()Expected version attribute for root element.
public abstract String getVersion()Expected version attribute for root element.
- the version as a String
public abstract GetCapabilitiesRequest createGetCapabilitiesRequest(URL server)Factory method to create GetCapabilities Request
server- the URL that points to the server's getCapabilities document
- a configured GetCapabilitiesRequest that can be used to access the Document