Interface MetadataSet

All Superinterfaces:
X3DMetadataObject, X3DNode
All Known Implementing Classes:
MetadataSet

public interface MetadataSet extends X3DNode, X3DMetadataObject
The metadata provided by this node is contained in the metadata nodes of the value field.

X3D node tooltip: [X3DNode,X3DMetadataObject] MetadataSet contains a list of Metadata* nodes that each have containerField="value" and together provide information about the parent node of the MetadataSet. Further information about this specific MetadataSet node may be provided by a single child Metadata* node with containerField="metadata".
  • Hint: use containerField="value" if the parent node is MetadataSet.
  • Hint: if a metadata node is needed as a top-level root node for the scene, first insert a parent WorldInfo (or WorldInfo/MetadataSet) to contain it.
  • Hint: if present, an IS statement is the first child within any other node.
  • Hint: an IS statement precedes any sibling Metadata* node, which in turn precedes any other sibling nodes.
  • Hint: MetadataSet can contain other MetadataSet nodes.
  • Hint: comments are not readable when a model file is loaded for viewing, but WorldInfo and Metadata* nodes are persistent and inspectable at run time.
  • Hint: X3D for Web Authors, Chapter 15, Metadata Information https://x3dgraphics.com/examples/X3dForWebAuthors/Chapter15-Metadata/Chapter15-MetadataInformation.html

Package hint: This interface is defined by the X3D Java Language Binding Specification for the Scene Authoring Interface (SAI).
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  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type
    Method
    Description
    void
    addValue(X3DNode[] newValue)
    Add array of child value nodes to array of existing nodes (if any).
    Provide org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
    Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named name.
    Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named reference.
    Provide array of org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DNode results (using an array consisting of properly typed nodes or ProtoInstances) from inputOutput MFNode field value.
    Accessor method to assign org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.
    setName(String newValue)
    Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named name.
    setReference(String newValue)
    Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named reference.
    void
    setValue(X3DNode newValue)
    Set single child value node, replacing prior array of existing nodes (if any).
    setValue(X3DNode[] newValue)
    Accessor method to assign org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DNode array (using an array consisting of properly typed nodes or ProtoInstances) to inputOutput MFNode field value.
  • Method Details

    • getMetadata

      X3DMetadataObject getMetadata()
      Provide org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) from inputOutput SFNode field metadata.

      Tooltip: [X3DMetadataObject] Information about this node can be contained in a MetadataBoolean, MetadataDouble, MetadataFloat, MetadataInteger, MetadataString or MetadataSet node.
      Specified by:
      getMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Returns:
      value of metadata field
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    • setMetadata

      MetadataSet setMetadata(X3DMetadataObject newValue)
      Accessor method to assign org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DMetadataObject instance (using a properly typed node) to inputOutput SFNode field metadata.

      Tooltip: [X3DMetadataObject] Information about this node can be contained in a MetadataBoolean, MetadataDouble, MetadataFloat, MetadataInteger, MetadataString or MetadataSet node.
      Specified by:
      setMetadata in interface X3DNode
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the metadata field.
      Returns:
      MetadataSet - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
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    • getName

      String getName()
      Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named name.

      Tooltip: Depending on the metadata vocabulary, the attribute name is usually required for metadata nodes.
      Specified by:
      getName in interface X3DMetadataObject
      Returns:
      value of name field
    • setName

      MetadataSet setName(String newValue)
      Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named name.

      Tooltip: Depending on the metadata vocabulary, the attribute name is usually required for metadata nodes.

      @see X3D Scene Authoring Hints: Naming Conventions
      Specified by:
      setName in interface X3DMetadataObject
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the name field.
      Returns:
      MetadataSet - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
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    • getReference

      String getReference()
      Provide String value from inputOutput SFString field named reference.

      Tooltip: Reference to the metadata standard or definition defining this particular metadata value. *
      Specified by:
      getReference in interface X3DMetadataObject
      Returns:
      value of reference field
    • setReference

      MetadataSet setReference(String newValue)
      Accessor method to assign String value to inputOutput SFString field named reference.

      Tooltip: Reference to the metadata standard or definition defining this particular metadata value. *
      Specified by:
      setReference in interface X3DMetadataObject
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the reference field.
      Returns:
      MetadataSet - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      See Also:
    • getValue

      X3DNode[] getValue()
      Provide array of org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DNode results (using an array consisting of properly typed nodes or ProtoInstances) from inputOutput MFNode field value.

      Tooltip: [X3DNode] The value field provides a list of X3DMetadataObject nodes whose meaning is determined by the name field. *


      Warning: according to X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM), acceptable node types are limited to X3DMetadataObject.
      Returns:
      value of value field
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    • setValue

      MetadataSet setValue(X3DNode[] newValue)
      Accessor method to assign org.web3d.x3d.sai.Core.X3DNode array (using an array consisting of properly typed nodes or ProtoInstances) to inputOutput MFNode field value.

      Tooltip: [X3DNode] The value field provides a list of X3DMetadataObject nodes whose meaning is determined by the name field. *


      Note: according to X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM), acceptable node types are limited to X3DMetadataObject.
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value for the value field.
      Returns:
      MetadataSet - namely this same object to allow sequential method pipelining (i.e. consecutive method invocations on the same object).
      See Also:
    • addValue

      void addValue(X3DNode[] newValue)
      Add array of child value nodes to array of existing nodes (if any).

      Note: according to X3D Unified Object Model (X3DUOM), acceptable node types are limited to X3DMetadataObject.
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new value array to be appended the value field.
    • setValue

      void setValue(X3DNode newValue)
      Set single child value node, replacing prior array of existing nodes (if any). Warning: this method can only accept Metadata* nodes.
      Parameters:
      newValue - is new node for the value field