Class AbstractFeedView<T extends com.sun.syndication.feed.WireFeed>

  extended by
      extended by
          extended by org.springframework.web.servlet.view.AbstractView
              extended by org.springframework.web.servlet.view.feed.AbstractFeedView<T>
All Implemented Interfaces:
Aware, BeanNameAware, ApplicationContextAware, ServletContextAware, View
Direct Known Subclasses:
AbstractAtomFeedView, AbstractRssFeedView

public abstract class AbstractFeedView<T extends com.sun.syndication.feed.WireFeed>
extends AbstractView

Abstract base class for Atom and RSS Feed views, using's ROME package.

Application-specific view classes will typically extend from either AbstractRssFeedView or AbstractAtomFeedView instead of from this class.

Thanks to Jettro Coenradie and Sergio Bossa for the original feed view prototype!

Arjen Poutsma, Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
AbstractRssFeedView, AbstractAtomFeedView

Field Summary
Fields inherited from class org.springframework.web.servlet.view.AbstractView
Fields inherited from class
Fields inherited from interface org.springframework.web.servlet.View
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
protected abstract  void buildFeedEntries(Map<String,Object> model, T feed, HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
          Subclasses must implement this method to build feed entries, given the model.
protected  void buildFeedMetadata(Map<String,Object> model, T feed, HttpServletRequest request)
          Populate the feed metadata (title, link, description, etc.).
protected abstract  T newFeed()
          Create a new feed to hold the entries.
protected  void renderMergedOutputModel(Map<String,Object> model, HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
          Subclasses must implement this method to actually render the view.
Methods inherited from class org.springframework.web.servlet.view.AbstractView
addStaticAttribute, createMergedOutputModel, createRequestContext, createTemporaryOutputStream, exposeModelAsRequestAttributes, generatesDownloadContent, getAttributesMap, getBeanName, getContentType, getRequestContextAttribute, getStaticAttributes, isExposePathVariables, prepareResponse, render, setAttributes, setAttributesCSV, setAttributesMap, setBeanName, setContentType, setExposePathVariables, setRequestContextAttribute, toString, writeToResponse
Methods inherited from class
getServletContext, getTempDir, getWebApplicationContext, initApplicationContext, initServletContext, isContextRequired, setServletContext
Methods inherited from class
getApplicationContext, getMessageSourceAccessor, initApplicationContext, requiredContextClass, setApplicationContext
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public AbstractFeedView()
Method Detail


protected final void renderMergedOutputModel(Map<String,Object> model,
                                             HttpServletRequest request,
                                             HttpServletResponse response)
                                      throws Exception
Description copied from class: AbstractView
Subclasses must implement this method to actually render the view.

The first step will be preparing the request: In the JSP case, this would mean setting model objects as request attributes. The second step will be the actual rendering of the view, for example including the JSP via a RequestDispatcher.

Specified by:
renderMergedOutputModel in class AbstractView
model - combined output Map (never null), with dynamic values taking precedence over static attributes
request - current HTTP request
response - current HTTP response
Exception - if rendering failed


protected abstract T newFeed()
Create a new feed to hold the entries.

the newly created Feed instance


protected void buildFeedMetadata(Map<String,Object> model,
                                 T feed,
                                 HttpServletRequest request)
Populate the feed metadata (title, link, description, etc.).

Default is an empty implementation. Subclasses can override this method to add meta fields such as title, link description, etc.

model - the model, in case meta information must be populated from it
feed - the feed being populated
request - in case we need locale etc. Shouldn't look at attributes.


protected abstract void buildFeedEntries(Map<String,Object> model,
                                         T feed,
                                         HttpServletRequest request,
                                         HttpServletResponse response)
                                  throws Exception
Subclasses must implement this method to build feed entries, given the model.

Note that the passed-in HTTP response is just supposed to be used for setting cookies or other HTTP headers. The built feed itself will automatically get written to the response after this method returns.

model - the model Map
feed - the feed to add entries to
request - in case we need locale etc. Shouldn't look at attributes.
response - in case we need to set cookies. Shouldn't write to it.
Exception - any exception that occured during building