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From "Pae Choi" <paec...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: Why WebApp programming is harder than necessary with C2
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2001 18:58:37 GMT
+1 from me as well. :-)

Pae


>Agreed. +1 from me.  
>
>Thanks,
>dims
>
>--- Berin Loritsch <bloritsch@apache.org> wrote:
>> There is one point in the webapp that makes WebApp developing
>> more difficult than necessary in Cocoon2.  This has to do with
>> redirects.  I was originally for not allowing redirects for
>> generators, transformers, and especially serializers.  However,
>> I always tried to advocate leaving that ability in Actions.
>> As a result, we have our Sitemap handle too many concerns.
>> NEVER should the sitemap handle WebApp LOGIC.  I don't mind
>> having it specify the Actions to use, or even rearrange their
>> order.  I do mind that I have to do some serious fenangling
>> with sitemap parameters and dynamic logic to embed program
>> logic in the sitemap.
>> 
>> I propose to allow the Environment object to be passed to
>> Actions in the objectModel.  That way, Actions can still do
>> redirects--easing program development.  This also simplifies
>> the site administrators duties in that they no longer have
>> to know the gory details of how the program logic works.
>> All the time, it also removes the ability for the other
>> sitemap components to perform redirects.
>> 
>> The current programming model is too restrictive--and I have
>> to do true HACKS to get around it.  I have a program to
>> release to a customer soon, and it would really simplify my
>> life if I can handle site security and redirects conveniently
>> in Actions.
>> 
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