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- describes a class of service which will be used for deep TypeDetection
in a generic way
Due to the registered types, flat TypeDetection is already possible, i.e.
the assignment of types (e.g. to a URL) only on the basis of configuration data.
If, however, you imagine special cases (e.g. modifying the file extension of a
Writer file from .sdw to .doc), it quickly becomes clear that you cannot always
get a correct result with flat detection. To be certain to get correct results,
you need deep detection, i.e. the file itself has to be examined.
And that is exactly the function of DetectServices. They get all the information
collected so far on a document and then decide which type to assign it to.
In the new modular model, such a detector is meant as UNO service which registers
itself in the office and is requested by the generic type detection if necessary.
Therefore you need two pieces of information:
See service TypeDetection and his configuration for further informations.
The ServiceName - This must be a valid UNO service name.
It is also an entry in the corresponding configuration list.
Note that this realy means the implementation name of the service.
Because it's not possible otherwise to distinguish between more then one
registered detect services in same office installation! But it's possible for
the generic type detection to create an uno service by his implementation name too.
A list of Types able to be recognized by this service -
You can also implement and register detectors for groups of types.
- See also
- Developers Guide
- OfficeDev - Integrating Import and Export Filters
- OfficeDev - XML Filter Detection
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- makes the deep detection
Generic type detection searchs for a registered DetectService for an
already flat detected type. If any could be found it will be created and
used by calling methods of this interface. It gets a MediaDescriptor
which contains information about the document which should be detected and must return
May be that given descriptor already includes the opened document stream as parameter
MediaDescriptor::InputStream. Then this one should be used everytime.
If it's not included in descriptor the value of MediaDescriptor::URL
must be used to open requested ressource by this service.
- an internal type name for detected format
- or NULL if format is unknown nor supported.
Note: The stream should be added to the descriptor if it wasn't a part of them before.
So further steps on the whole detection process can use it and will perform her work.
It's further not allowed to hold a reference to this stream any longer. Only copies
will be valid then. Otherwise nobody can close this stream then.
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