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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: The Problems with Sitemap Factories
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2001 12:49:28 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> Hi Team,
> I would like to propose that we get rid of the sitemap factories,
> the selector and matcher factory.
> I see at least three reasons for this:
> - If you want to use a matcher factory inside a subsitemap,
>   you currently MUST redefine it in the subsitemap as it is
>   not "inherited" from the parent sitemap. This is true
>   of course also true for selectors (I entered this already
>   in bugzilla).
>   Using matchers and selectors in subsitemaps becomes very
>   error prone as you always as a sitemap editor have to be
>   aware if it is *implemented* as a factory or not. I think
>   the sitemap editor does not have to know about such technical
>   details.
> - The factories are hard to code. Java code generated from strings
>   is not so easy to write.
> - This is needed for the new RT, like the recent Tree traversal approach
> So I'm +3 on removing the factories and this even for the final release!

+1, whatever makes it easier to write subsitemaps I'm all for it.

Let's start removing the code compilation thing.

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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