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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: can we move roles.xconf
Date Mon, 07 May 2001 13:28:19 GMT
giacomo wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 7 May 2001, Berin Loritsch wrote:
> 
> > giacomo wrote:
> > >
> > > I'd like to suggest to move the roles.xconf file out of the src tree
> > > somewhere near to the cocoon.xconf file (BTW I'd like to move
> > > cocoon.xconf and roles.xconf file into the WEB-INF directory).
> >
> > You can move cocoon.xconf anywhere you want.  The major issue is that
> > the roles.xconf file should not be accessible outside the jar.  It does
> > not contain anything that the average user should alter.  It's existance
> > outside the Cocoon jar will generate alot of questions along the lines
> > of "what is this roles.xconf file", "what can I change in there", and
> > "I changed something and Cocoon doesn't work anymore".  It was separated
> > out, because the roles.xconf file is PURELY a developer's concern--so
> > it shouldn't be easily accessible.
> 
> Ok, I see.
> 
> > > On the user list someone asked how to deploy own components without
> > > access to the roles.xconf file because it is packed up into the
> > > cocoon.jar.
> >
> > Easy:
> >
> > <component role="com.mycom.myproj.myrole" class="com.mycom.myproj.myclass"/>
> >
> > Or if they have something that they need to do selection with:
> >
> > <component role="com.mycom.myproj.myroleSelector"
> >  class="org.apache.avalon.excalibur.DefaultComponentSelector">
> >
> >   <component-instance name="foo" class="com.mycom.myproj.myclass"/>
> >   <component-instance name="bar" class="com.mycom.myproj.myotherclass"/>
> > </component>
> 
> So these are the ways users define their own components and component
> selections in the cocoon.xconf file and users cannot use the abbreviated
> syntax, right?

I have just made a change (classified as a "bug-fix") to the DefaultRoleManager
that will cause it to be cascadable (i.e. it checks a parent role-manager).

I will commit it shortly after testing it.

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