Returns the parent of the specified URI. : Concurrent « Collections Data Structure « Java

Returns the parent of the specified URI.


  Copyright 2009 Tomer Gabel <>

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//package com.tomergabel.util;


 * A static container class for URI-related utility functions.
public final class UriUtils {
     * A static URI which, when resolved against another URI, returns the other URI's parent.
    private static final URI up = URI.create( ".." );

     * Returns the parent of the specified URI.
     * <p/>
     * For example, applying this method to the URI &quot;<tt></tt>&quot; will
     * return the URI for &quot;<tt></tt>&quot;.
     * @param uri The URI for which to return the parent.
     * @return The parent of the specified URI.
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException <ul> <li>The URI cannot be null></li> <li>Can't resolve parent for the specified
     *                                  URI.</li> </ul>
    public static URI getParent( final URI uri ) throws IllegalArgumentException {
        if ( uri == null )
            throw new IllegalArgumentException( "The URI cannot be null." );

        final String path = uri.toString();
        final int finalSeparator = Math.max( path.lastIndexOf( '/' ), path.lastIndexOf( '\\' ) );
        final int extension = path.lastIndexOf( '.' );
        if ( extension > finalSeparator )
            try {
                // Extract all but final segment
                return new URI( path.substring( 0, finalSeparator + 1 ) ).normalize();
            } catch ( URISyntaxException e ) {
                throw new IllegalArgumentException( "Can't resolve parent for the specified URI.", e );
            return uri.resolve( up );


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