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Created by Fang on March 30, 2012 10:07:25    Last update: March 08, 2013 13:41:57
After a user resets a password, I want to force the user to change the password before she gets access to secured content. This is usually done with a servlet filter. But with Spring MVC, you can also use a HandlerInterceptor . According to Spring JavaDoc: HandlerInterceptor is basically similar to a Servlet 2.3 Filter, but in contrast to the latter it just allows custom pre-processing with the option of prohibiting the execution of the handler itself, and custom post-processing. Filters are more powerful, for example they allow for exchanging the request and response objects that are handed down the chain. Note that a filter gets configured in web.xml, a HandlerInterceptor in the application context. As a basic guideline, fine-grained handler-related preprocessing tasks are candidates...
Created by Fang on April 16, 2012 13:32:10    Last update: April 16, 2012 13:32:10
There are two steps to create a custom function for JSP: Declare the function in the TLD: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <taglib... Implement the function (must be static): package com.example; public class UrlTransl... To use the function: <%@ taglib uri="http://www.example.com/jsp/tags" p...
Created by Fang on January 31, 2012 15:40:34    Last update: January 31, 2012 15:41:28
This is a simple Hello World application with Spring 3 MVC. Like the default Apache HTTPd welcome page, it displays " It works! " when successfully deployed. The sole purpose is to show the minimum elements needed to setup Spring 3 MVC. I use Maven since it's so much easier than downloading the dependencies manually. Directory layout: ./src ./src/main ./src/main/webapp ./src/... pom.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project... WEB-INF/web.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <web-app... WEB-INF/applicationContext.xml (empty, but needed): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <beans x... WEB-INF/spring-servlet.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <beans x... WEB-INF/jsp/home.jsp : <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>H... Build with: mvn clean package The resulting webapp is target/springmvc.war .
Created by Fang on November 12, 2011 21:03:03    Last update: November 12, 2011 21:03:03
Experts may disagree but I found it absolutely stunning that JSF EL does not provide an operator for string concatenation. The Java "+" operator is there for the take. Java, which is a strongly typed compiled language, overloads the "+" operator in such a way that any object can be concatenated with a string. But JSF EL, which definitely isn't as strongly typed as Java, restricts the "+" operator to numerical values only! Of course, experts may argue that the "+" operator overloading is a huge design flaw of the Java language. But even so, JSF EL is not the right place to fix it! In some cases, a concatenation operator isn't needed, for example: <ui:repeat var="tab" value="#{tabs}"> <img ... But in case the concatenated...
Created by freyo on May 13, 2011 15:45:29    Last update: September 20, 2011 08:08:12
This is an Android app that dumps any binarized xml file as plain text - to the sdcard on the device or emulator. build.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project... AndroidManifest.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <man... res/layout/main.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Lin... res/values/strings.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <res... src/com/android/xmltool/DumpXml.java package com.android.xmltool; import java.ut... Screenshot Pre-built APK can be downloaded from: http://code.google.com/p/android-binxml-dump/
Created by alfa on July 01, 2011 13:16:12    Last update: July 01, 2011 13:16:12
This is a simple doclet that prints all public methods and their parameter names and types. Code import com.sun.javadoc.*; public class List... Compile javac -cp $JAVA_HOME/lib/tools.jar:. ListMethodsDo... Use javadoc -doclet ListMethodsDoclet -sourcepath /pat...
Created by alfa on July 01, 2011 12:48:36    Last update: July 01, 2011 12:48:36
The javadoc can generate JavaDoc either from a list of source files or a list of packages (or a combination of both). But the -sourcepath switch only works for package names. It does not work for source files! This works: javadoc /path/to/source/mypackage/*.java So does this (using package name): javadoc -sourcepath /path/to/source mypackage This does not work! javadoc -sourcepath /path/to/source mypackage/*.ja...
Created by freyo on April 01, 2011 14:29:25    Last update: June 29, 2011 13:58:27
Start the emulator ( create an AVD if none exists) $ tools/emulator -avd Simple8 Create new project $ tools/android create project \ > --package co... where " --target 2 " identifies the target platform as displayed by " tools/android list targets ", which is stored in the properties file default.properties in the project root folder. cd HelloWorld and install debug package onto the running emulator: $ ant install Buildfile: build.xml [set... Launch the Hello World application on the emulator. You'll see something like this: Edit res/values/string.xml , change the contents to: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resourc... Edit res/layout/main.xml , change the contents to: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearL... The contents of the text area now refer to a string defined in the resource file strings.xml , instead...
Created by freyo on May 23, 2011 14:30:18    Last update: May 23, 2011 14:31:08
There are two distinct ways to process XPath: with namespace and without namespace. The code is different depending on whether the parser is namespace aware. Code without namespace: import java.io.*; import javax.xml.parsers.*; ... code with namespace: import java.io.*; import java.util.Iterator; ... XML without namespace: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="n... XML with namespace: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="n... The same XPath expression works for both XML files when the parser is not namespace aware. When the parser is namespace aware, you have to adjust the XPath accordingly depending on whether the XML has namespace declarations: " /test-license/licensee/name/text() " works for the XML file without namespace, while " /p:test-license/p:licensee/p:name/text() " works for the XML file with namespace.
Created by freyo on May 17, 2011 11:13:17    Last update: May 17, 2011 11:13:17
This is an odd-ball content provider in that it doesn't provide database records, but provides a resource as a stream. It can be used to provide media files or XML resources. Start the project with: tools/android create project --package com.android... Create assets directory and add an XML file ( assets/demo.xml ): <? xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <people... Edit the layout ( res/layout/main.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearL... Edit src/com/android/cptest/Dummy.java : package com.android.cptest; import java.io.... Add content provider ( src/com/android/cptest/XmlResource.java ): package com.android.cptest; import java.io.... Update AndroidManifest.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Add this section to the end of build.xml : <target name="-package-resources"> <ech... Build and install: ant install Screenshot: Remove the Dummy activity ( AndroidManifest.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Create a new project for...
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