- contained in:
- Specifies which data subsets of the parent content provider permission
can be granted for. Data subsets are indicated by the path part of a
content: URI. (The authority part of the URI identifies the
Granting permission is a way of enabling clients of the provider that don't
normally have permission to access its data to overcome that restriction on
a one-time basis.
If a content provider's
attribute is "
true", permission can be granted for any the data under
the provider's purview. However, if that attribute is "
can be granted only to data subsets that are specified by this element.
A provider can contain any number of
Each one can specify only one path (only one of the three possible attributes).
For information on how permission is granted, see the
- A path identifying the data subset or subsets that permission can be
granted for. The
path attribute specifies a complete path;
permission can be granted only to the particular data subset identified
by that path.
pathPrefix attribute specifies the initial part of a path;
permission can be granted to all data subsets with paths that share that
pathPattern attribute specifies a complete path, but one
that can contain the following wildcards:
\' is used as an escape character when the string is read
from XML (before it is parsed as a pattern), you will need to double-escape:
For example, a literal '
*' would be written as "
\\*" and a
\' would be written as "
\\\\". This is basically
the same as what you would need to write if constructing the string in Java code.
For more information on these types of patterns, see the descriptions of
PATTERN_SIMPLE_GLOB in the
- introduced in:
- API Level 1
- see also:
attribute of the