Criteria Definition



For registering a criteria definition for contributed help content.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (criteriaDefinition | criteriaDefinitionProvider)+>

<!ATTLIST extension





<!ELEMENT criteriaDefinition EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST criteriaDefinition



A criteria contribution made by supplying an XML file

<!ELEMENT criteriaDefinitionProvider EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST criteriaDefinitionProvider



(since 3.5) an criteria definition contribution made by plugging in code

The following is an example of using the criteria definition extension point.

(in file plugin.xml)

 <extension point="">
     <criteriaDefinition file="criteria.xml"/>

(in file criteria.xml)

    <criterion id="version" name ="Version">
        <criterion-value id="1.0" name ="1.0"/>
        <criterion-value id="2.0" name ="2.0"/>
    <criterion id="product" name ="Product">
        <criterion-value id="DB2" name ="DB2"/>
        <criterion-value id="WAS" name ="WAS"/>

Internationalization The criteria definition XML files can be translated and the resulting copy should be placed in nl/<language>/<country> or nl/<language> directory. The <language> and <country> stand for two letter language and country codes as used in locale codes. For example, Traditional Chinese translations should be placed in the nl/zh/TW directory. The nl/<language>/<country> directory has a higher priority than nl/<language>. Only if no file is found in the nl/<language>/<country>, the file residing in nl/<language> will be used. The root directory of a plugin will be searched last.

API Information:
An implementation of must be supplied if a criteriaDefinitionProvider is used.

Supplied Implementation:
The default implementation of the help system UI supplied with the Eclipse platform fully supports the criteriaDefinition extension point.

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