Interface URLFactory

  • public interface URLFactory

    URLFactory defines a means of obtaining a URL associated with an object. The URL returned may be based on any property of the object, for example its Java class, methods or fields or its Annotation. As the criteria by which the URL are created will be highly variable it is left to the implementation to cast the Object argument and perform any necessary checks. An implementation may make any additional checks such as applying PropertyConstraints or checking an AnnotationType.

    An example use case is in obtaining hyperlink target to associate with a sequence hit in a database search which will then be placed in an image map.

    Keith James
    • Method Detail

      • createURL

        URL createURL​(Object object)
        createURL returns a URL which is relevant to the object in a way specified by the implementation.
        object - an Object.
        a URL.