public interface ResourcePatternResolver extends ResourceLoader
This is an extension to the
interface. A passed-in ResourceLoader (for example, an
ApplicationContext passed in via
ResourceLoaderAware when running in a context)
can be checked whether it implements this extended interface too.
PathMatchingResourcePatternResolver is a standalone implementation
that is usable outside an ApplicationContext, also used by
ResourceArrayPropertyEditor for populating Resource array bean properties.
Can be used with any sort of location pattern (e.g. "/WEB-INF/*-context.xml"): Input patterns have to match the strategy implementation. This interface just specifies the conversion method rather than a specific pattern format.
This interface also suggests a new resource prefix "classpath*:" for all matching resources from the class path. Note that the resource location is expected to be a path without placeholders in this case (e.g. "/beans.xml"); JAR files or classes directories can contain multiple files of the same name.
|Modifier and Type||Field and Description|
Pseudo URL prefix for all matching resources from the class path: "classpath*:" This differs from ResourceLoader's classpath URL prefix in that it retrieves all matching resources for a given name (e.g.
static final String CLASSPATH_ALL_URL_PREFIX
Resource getResources(String locationPattern) throws IOException
Overlapping resource entries that point to the same physical resource should be avoided, as far as possible. The result should have set semantics.
locationPattern- the location pattern to resolve
IOException- in case of I/O errors