Package jakarta.jms

Interface Topic

  • All Superinterfaces:
    All Known Subinterfaces:

    public interface Topic
    extends Destination
    A Topic object encapsulates a provider-specific topic name.

    It is the way a client specifies the identity of a topic to Jakarta Messaging API methods. For those methods that use a Destination as a parameter, a Topic object may used as an argument . For example, a Topic can be used to create a MessageConsumer and a MessageProducer by calling:

    • Session.CreateConsumer(Destination destination)
    • Session.CreateProducer(Destination destination)

    Many publish/subscribe (pub/sub) providers group topics into hierarchies and provide various options for subscribing to parts of the hierarchy. The Jakarta Messaging API places no restriction on what a Topic object represents. It may be a leaf in a topic hierarchy, or it may be a larger part of the hierarchy.

    The organization of topics and the granularity of subscriptions to them is an important part of a pub/sub application's architecture. The Jakarta Messaging API does not specify a policy for how this should be done. If an application takes advantage of a provider-specific topic-grouping mechanism, it should document this. If the application is installed using a different provider, it is the job of the administrator to construct an equivalent topic architecture and create equivalent Topic objects.

    JMS 1.0
    See Also:
    Session.createConsumer(Destination), Session.createProducer(Destination), TopicSession.createTopic(String)
    • Method Detail

      • getTopicName

        java.lang.String getTopicName()
                               throws JMSException
        Gets the name of this topic.

        Clients that depend upon the name are not portable.

        the topic name
        JMSException - if the Jakarta Messaging provider implementation of Topic fails to return the topic name due to some internal error.
      • toString

        java.lang.String toString()
        Returns a string representation of this object.
        toString in class java.lang.Object
        the provider-specific identity values for this topic