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From "Nicola Ken Barozzi" <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [FYI] Struts flow proposal
Date Thu, 25 Apr 2002 12:04:06 GMT
From: "Sylvain Wallez" <sylvain.wallez@anyware-tech.com>

> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>
> >http://jakarta.apache.org/struts/proposals/workflow.html
> >
>
> Interesting proposal. But it's sooo much more verbose than the same
> thing in JavaScript with our flow engine...

Definately.

> Hey, what about an XSL to translate this XML language to JavaScript ? I
> have the impression that Cocoon may be able to implement Struts workflow
> before Struts itself ;)

I think that Javascript will be much more welcome than XML for this.
I would simply use what can be unanimously regarded as the best rule for
this.

Scheme is not enough known and criptic to most.
Java is more complicated than Javascript.
Basic... well, why not Basic?

Seriously, how many programmers are there that know Basic?

Anyway, the point is that flow needs a language, and xml is a bit to rigid
as a procedural language.

Besides, if it were in XML it could create confusion and users would want to
mix uses in a single SiteFlowMap, while I think that separating a bit is a
good design principle.

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Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
            - verba volant, scripta manent -
   (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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