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/*
 * Copyright 2001-2006 C:1 Financial Services GmbH
 *
 * This software is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
 * License Version 2.1, as published by the Free Software Foundation.
 *
 * This software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
 * Lesser General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
 * License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
 * Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA
 */

package de.finix.contelligent;

import de.finix.contelligent.logging.LoggingService;
import de.finix.contelligent.search.Metainfo;

/**
 * A simple base class for components.
 */
public abstract class AbstractComponent implements Component {
    final static org.apache.log4j.Logger log = LoggingService.getLogger(AbstractComponent.class);

    protected ComponentContext ctx;

    public void setComponentContext(ComponentContext ctx) {
        this.ctx = ctx;
    }

    public ComponentContext getComponentContext() {
        return ctx;
    }

    public boolean isDynamic() {
        return false;
    }

    public void postCreate() throws Exception {
    }

    /**
     * returns the path of this component as string. (without a trailing
     * separator!)
     */
    final public String toString() {
        if (ctx != null) {
            return ctx.getPath().toString();
        } else {
            return "Component (name unknown)";
        }
    }

    /**
     * This is the implementation of {@link Component#getSearchMetainfo}.
     * Overwrite that method for extension.
     * 
     * @returns
     */
    public void putSearchMetainfo(Metainfo metainfo, CallData callData) {
    }

    /**
     * Answer true if the content of this component may be changed
     * 
     * @return
     */
    public boolean mayChangeContent() {
        return true;
    }

    protected String renderComponent(Component component, CallData callData) {
        return getComponentContext().getSystem().render(component, callData);
    }
}
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