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From giacomo <>
Subject Re: [RT] Alternative Solution to XSP
Date Sat, 23 Jun 2001 07:40:06 GMT
On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Donald Ball wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, giacomo wrote:
> > > How do we come back and reclaim our right to separate MVC+Mgmt?
> > > One solution is that we implement SLL (does everyone remember
> > > that?) and use SLL for tag libraries.  This will allow us to
> > > remove code from our model.
> >
> > This is why I have proposed to extend the XSP engine to allow to apply a
> > XSLT stylesheet to a logicsheet befor it is entered into the XSP engine
> > for use. This would make it fexible enough to have a filter for invalid
> > stuff at a granularity of an attribute. Or to make higher level markup
> > languages like SLL which gets transformed into a usual XSP logicsheet.
> and that might be an okay technique, but i dunno, i think it smacks of
> Hammer Syndrome (when all you have is a hammer...) now we're talking about
> preprocessing xsp logicsheets with other stylesheets. this system is going
> to be messy to write and debug - both the engine and the sheets. witness
> the current xsp logicsheet application bugs that no one's tracked down
> yet.
> > The toolkit it's only able to generate business objects from a subset of
> > XSchema definitions so far but it suites my needs for now. Today I use
> > that toolkit to enable a C2 app to talk to browsers as well as to SOAP
> > client offering the same services using the same logic pieces. It uses
> > CORBA services in the backend which also get converted/deconverted from
> > and to those business objects to and out of the usual Structs CORBA idls
> > definitions generate. The system uses specific adapters to convert a
> > request into a general request business object. Every
> > logic/service/manipulations are made on these business objects. The
> > steps are chained using Actions. When it comes to need to serilaize
> > objects onto a SAX Stream its a matter of getting the serializer from
> > the ComponentManager and send it down the pipeline where it is
> > transformed depending on the original requesting client type. The
> > serializers don't need to use reflections because they business objects
> > can tell the serializers what to do.
> sounds like an interesting technique. how do you insert the business
> objects into the cocoon sax pipeline? e.g. from an xsp page, a generator,
> a transformer, what?

>From an XSP page:

      Unmarshaller.unmarshal(this.contentHandler, businessObj);


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