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From Donald Ball <>
Subject Re: Context:// issue
Date Wed, 30 May 2001 05:14:34 GMT
On Tue, 29 May 2001, Berin Loritsch wrote:

> If it doesn't resolve to to the root of the servlet context, then the
> protocol shouldn't be called "context".  By making things sitemap
> relative, you are diluting the concepts of the Servlet spec.  You are
> also increasing (IMO unnecessarily) the learning time required to
> understand Cocoon.

_thank you_. i thought i was the only one confused by this! this
underscores the need for documentation.

> The "context" protocol _should_ be relative to the servlet _Context_.
> Any other approach requires a different protocol name.  I am not
> saying that sitemap relative is not a valid approach--I am saying that
> "context" is not a valid name for that approach.

so how about this - context:// resolves to the root of the webapp,
sitemap:// resolves to the root of the current sitemap. cocoon:// doesn't
exist. sound good? or should we leave the confusing context:// behind us
entirely and use webapp:// and sitemap://?

- donald

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