"AccessControlList.getACL" returns outdated XML structure
The "MetCatServlet.handleGetAccessControlAction" calls another method "AccessControlList.getACL". The resulting XML does not seem to follow the structure defined the the XmlSchema of eml-access.xsd.
eMail from Matt regarding this:
It appears that Metacat is still generating the old beta6 version of EML
using that method, rather than following the EML 2.0.1 specification. I
do not think any software relies on this behavior, although we should
check to see if Morpho does -- that would be the only one I think. If
not, we should fix it to produce EML 2.0.1, but do so by changing the
method signature to allow clients to specify which version they want.
public Reader getACL(String docid, String namespace) throws
The exception would be thrown when Metacat doesn't know how to generate
a particular ACL syntax. One reason I would want this is that there is
increasing use of SAML for ACL docs, and it would be a good thing to
have Metacat support ACL statements in SAML format as well as
eml-access. It would also allow us to support future eml versions.
#1 Updated by Chris Barteau almost 12 years ago
Sample struct (attrib order defaults to "allowFirst"):
NOTE: "AccessControlForSingleFile" inserts the following 5 fields in xml_access via the "insertPermissions" method (called from "MetacatServlet.handleSetAccessAction"), others are null:
docid, principal_name, permission, perm_type, perm_order
NOTE2: A good candidate for the "NamespaceNotSupportedException" would be a subclass of org.w3c.dom.DOMException, with the constructor using the parent's INVALID_ACCESS_ERR code, and message set to something like "Namespace is not supported".
NOTE3: This bug is blocked by bug #3000.