public class MetadataExposure
- extends Object
Static utility class to manage configuration for exposure (hiding) of
certain Item metadata fields.
This class answers the question, "is the user allowed to see this
metadata field?" Any external interface (UI, OAI-PMH, etc) that
disseminates metadata should consult it before disseminating the value
of a metadata field.
Since the MetadataExposure.isHidden() method gets called in a lot of inner
loops, it is important to implement it efficiently, in both time and
memory utilization. It computes an answer without consuming ANY memory
(e.g. it does not build any temporary Strings) and in close to constant
time by use of hash tables. Although most sites will only hide a few
fields, we can't predict what the usage will be so it's better to make it
Algorithm is as follows:
1. If a Context is provided and it has a user who is Administrator,
always grant access (return false).
2. Return true if field is on the hidden list, false otherwise.
The internal maps are populated from DSpace Configuration at the first
call, in case the properties are not available in the static context.
## hide a single metadata field
#metadata.hide.SCHEMA.ELEMENT[.QUALIFIER] = true
# example: dc.type
metadata.hide.dc.type = true
# example: dc.description.provenance
metadata.hide.dc.description.provenance = true
- $Revision: 3734 $
- Larry Stone
|Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
public static boolean isHidden(Context context,
Copyright © 2010 DuraSpace. All Rights Reserved.