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# Copyright 2008 the Melange authors.
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"""This module contains the Linkable base class Model."""
import re
from google.appengine.ext import db
from django.utils.translation import ugettext
# start with ASCII lowercase
# underscore and ASCII digit or lowercase
#
# * starting underscores are *not* permitted
#
LINK_ID_PATTERN_CORE = r'[a-z][0-9a-z_]*'
LINK_ID_ARG_PATTERN = r'(?P<link_id>%s)' % LINK_ID_PATTERN_CORE
LINK_ID_PATTERN = r'^%s$' % LINK_ID_PATTERN_CORE
LINK_ID_REGEX = re.compile(LINK_ID_PATTERN)
class Linkable(db.Model):
"""A base class for Model classes that are "linkable".
Many entities in Melange are identified by a "link path" that is formed
by two components: a "link scope" and a "link ID".
The link scope is a reference to another Linkable entity, but its exact
usage varies depending on:
* the Model type of the entity
* the "ownership" of the entity
This scope represents the "context" of the entity and is *not* user-
editable (site Developers will be able to *carefully* edit the scope
of a Linkable entity, but implementing this will be tricky).
Appended to this "link path prefix" generated from the transitive
closure of the link scopes is a link ID. Unlike the rest of the link
path, this ID, which must be unique within the scope defined by the link
path, is *not* determined by context and *is* supplied by the user.
For example, a Document containing the FAQs for the Apache Software
Foundation participation in GSoC 2009 program sponsored
by Google could be given a link ID by the Apache organization
administrator of "faqs", but the rest of the link path would be
determined by the transitive closure of the scopes of the Document:
google/gsoc2009/asf/faqs
^ ^ ^ ^
| | | +--------- link ID assigned by Apache admin
| | |
| | +------------- Apache org link ID (immutable)
| |
| +-------------------- GSoC 2009 program link ID (immutable)
|
+---------------------------- Google sponsor link ID (immutable)
For many entities, link IDs, once specified, are immutable, since
changing them can break bookmarked URLs. Changing the link IDs of
"leaf" entities (such as the Document in the example above) could
be allowed.
"""
#: Required field storing "ID" used in URL links. ASCII characters,
#: digits and underscores only. Valid link IDs successfully match
#: the LINK_ID_REGEX.
link_id = db.StringProperty(required=True,
verbose_name=ugettext('Username'))
link_id.help_text = ugettext(
'Used as part of various URL links throughout the site.'
' <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII">ASCII</a> '
' alphanumeric characters, digits, and underscores only.')
#: Optional Self Reference property to another Linkable entity which defines
#: the "scope" of this Linkable entity. The back-reference in the Linkable
#: model is a Query named 'links'.
scope = db.SelfReferenceProperty(required=False,
collection_name='links', verbose_name=ugettext('Link Scope'))
scope.help_text = ugettext(
'Reference to another Linkable entity that defines the "scope" of'
' this Linkable entity.')