The classes making up the Metaproxy application are here listed by class-name, with the names of the source files that define them in parentheses.
A factory class that exists primarily to provide the
create() method, which takes the name of a
filter class as its argument and returns a new filter of that
type. To enable this, the factory must first be populated by
add_creator() for static filters (this
is done by the
FactoryStatic class, see below)
add_creator_dyn() for filters loaded
A subclass of
FactoryFilter which is
responsible for registering all the statically defined filter
types. It does this by knowing about all those filters'
structures, which are listed in its constructor. Merely
instantiating this class registers all the static classes. It is
for the benefit of this class that
metaproxy_1_filter_struct exists, and that all the filter
classes provide a static object of that type.
The virtual base class of all filters. The filter API is, on the
surface at least, extremely simple: two methods.
configure() is passed an XML DOM tree representing
that part of the configuration file that pertains to this filter
instance, and is expected to walk that tree extracting relevant
process() processes a
package (see below). That surface simplicity is a bit
process() needs to know a lot
Package class in order to do
Individual filters. Each of these is implemented by a header and
a source file, named
filter_*.cpp respectively. All the header
files should be pretty much identical, in that they declare the
class, including a private
Rep class and a
member pointer to it, and the two public methods.
The source file for each filter needs to supply:
A definition of the private
Some boilerplate constructors and destructors.
configure() method that uses the
appropriate XML fragment.
Most important, the
process() method that
does all the actual work.
Represents a package on its way through the series of filters that make up a route. This is essentially a Z39.50 or SRU APDU together with information about where it came from, which is modified as it passes through the various filters.
This class provides a compatibility layer so that we have an IPC mechanism that works the same under Unix and Windows. It's not particularly exciting.
A namespace of various small utility functions and classes,
collected together for convenience. Most importantly, includes
mp::util::odr class, a wrapper for YAZ's