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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Image Serializers
Date Mon, 17 Apr 2000 13:23:52 GMT
Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> > You failed to see that if an object implements _both_ ImageEncoder and
> > Configurable is able to perform image encoding and have configurable
> > properties.
> No, but that is configuration; I was more concerned by behavour at run
> time. 

Oh, sorry, missed that point.

> And am not convinced that a pure config interface is the solution to
> that as their might well be other interaction in the publication path; say
> for attaching a digital kiddie-safe seal or on the fly conversion to some
> PDA b&w safe pixmap.

Hmmm, what do you propose then?

If there are just a few of these different behaviors, it makes sense to
me to have different "formatters" that are configured differently, even
if they share the same code.

Hmmm, what do others think?

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