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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISC] Task API
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2001 08:32:00 GMT
At 10:20  2/4/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>Glenn McAllister <glenn@somanetworks.com> wrote:
>
>>> * tasks should have access to its own XML representation.
>> 
>> As Peter said, replace the phrase "XML representation" with "Task
>> Object Model", and I'll +1 this.
>
>And what would this TOM be? 
>
>Tasks already have access to all attributes and all child
>elements. Are you talking about a more generic interface to access
>them like "Map getAttributes()" or "List getChildern()"? How and under
>what circumstances would a task benefit from it?

When it is a container task or a dynamic one like proposed for property. ie

<if test="...">
  <some-other-task/>
</fi>

or

<property name="foo">
  <somedatatype ...>
   .....
  </somedatatype>
</property>
Cheers,

Pete

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