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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: aggregation and redirects
Date Wed, 28 Nov 2001 15:06:48 GMT
Torsten Curdt wrote:

>>Hm, nice to hear "you are right", but did I say that? I feel making
>>this configurable is FS.

Perhaps we need to distinguish the type of redirection we are expecting
by having two methods on the Redirector object:


The only difference is during the aggregation.  If someone is using
aggregation as a means of keeping menu and content separate on their
system, they want the redirect to load an entirely different page.
If the redirect is part of a portal, then only the local piece needs
to be redirected.

The problem is that the current form of Aggregation is not flexible
enough to do portal aggregation effectively.

The normal redirect() function works exacly like now (i.e. if the
resource is global, redirect to a whole new resource, and if a
resource is a map:part, only the local part is redirected).

The globalRedirect() function works to redirect the entire resource
all the time.  That way, everybody gets what they want with a simple
solution that is both semantically correct, and that does not add
additional complexity to the most complex beast within Cocoon: the
sitemap.  This way we avoid FS but maintain flexibility with well

defined contracts.

> Well, alright, this was more a... 
> both have a point so let's make it configurable ;)
> Sorry, I laid the words in your mouth :)
> (OT: native speakers - is this the correct phrase?)

The correct phrase is: "I put the words in your mouth"


"Those who would trade liberty for
  temporary security deserve neither"
                 - Benjamin Franklin

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