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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: XML-Based Selection (Redirect Serializer?)
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2002 16:44:30 GMT
James Burton wrote:
> --- Stefano Mazzocchi <> wrote:
> >
> > What about writing a custom selectors that connects
> > to the EJB logic?
> > will sure be faster and cleaner than to have to
> > serialize things as SAX
> > events, and have a selectors look into the pipe for
> > that.
> The reason we use a Transformer is that our EJB
> back-end offers services with an XML-in, XML-out API,
> so we really like being able to invoke it as just
> another pipe component.  If there were a selector that
> took SAX on input that would work, but I think then
> we're talking about the same thing.

The real point is: should a selector have knowledge on what flows into
the pipe?

See my next reply.

> (By the way, Cocoon ROCKS.  Right now it's the only
> Java-based web interface framework I've found that
> understands the real concerns of the designers as well
> as the programmers).


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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