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From "Bentley, Tim" <TIM.BENT...@ca.com>
Subject RE: LDAP taglib & DSML
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2001 05:24:00 GMT
Arg - sorry!  Meant to send this to the users list - please disregard!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bentley, Tim 
> Sent: Thursday, 8 February 2001 16:13
> To: Jeff Turner (E-mail)
> Cc: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: LDAP taglib & DSML
> 
> 
> Jeff -
> 
> Haven't had a chance to move in the direction of 
> authorisation.  Sorry for
> the initial flurry of enthusiasm followed by deafening 
> silence - priorities
> on my project have altered slightly since last year.  I see 
> from the current
> version that you have added stuff in that direction already, 
> which is great
> :-)
> 
> I don't know whether there has been any previous discussion 
> on using DSML as
> the return format for the directory data.  This has been raised as a
> requirement for the stuff I've been working on, and I've made 
> appropriate
> changes to my version of the taglib (which also contains some 
> other stuff
> which probably wouldn't be of interest to the general user) so that it
> returns a (hopefully) dsml-compliant DOM branch.  
> 
> Currently I am over-riding the contents of the <document-element> and
> <entry-element> tags, but I would like to use a mechanism to 
> allow dsml to
> be switchable, and which also maintained backward compatibility.  
> 
> Is dsml something that you or other people are interested in? 
>  If so, can we
> discuss a suitable model for supporting it without breaking 
> the current
> model (obviously I would like to do this anyway!)?  Off the 
> top of my head
> the obvious way seems to be to add an optional tag which will tell the
> taglib to use the DSML format and ignore any <document-element> or
> <entry-element> tags, but there may be wrinkles I haven't considered.
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 
> Tim Bentley
> Computer Associates
> Senior Software Engineer, eTrust Directory Development Lab.
> tel: +61 3 9727-8930
> fax: +61 3 9727 3491
> mailto:tim.bentley@ca.com
> 
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