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From "David Duddleston" <da...@i2a.com>
Subject RE: sitemap draft still needs work in the matcher/chooser area
Date Sun, 18 Jun 2000 19:42:59 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: N. Sean Timm [mailto:stimm@mailgo.com]
> Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2000 11:51 AM
> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Re: sitemap draft still needs work in the matcher/chooser area
>
>
> I'm fairly neutral right now on whether or not Cocoon itself does any sort
> of authentication or authorization (I haven't spent much time
> thinking about
> it), but I do know that my company has custom authentication methods that
> have to occur, and these will be implemented as choosers.  I was
> just going
> to bring up a point about needing a global process path, when I realized
> that we have that with the current sitemap proposal.  Now that
> it's not URI
> dependant, I can have my first match be on an authorization chooser, and
> then pass them to a login process or on to their requested
> process depending
> on the return result...cool!

Yeah, cool is right. I think in this aspect (custom authorization chooser),
the ability to do authorization at the sitemap level could be considered
covered. Now is it reasonable to provide a basic authorization chooser for
the distribution?

-david


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