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From "Ivelin Ivanov" <>
Subject Re: [Contribution] Pipe-aware selection
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2002 01:12:04 GMT


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From: "Daniel Fagerström" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Contribution] Pipe-aware selection

> > <snip/>
> >
> I certainly want to join forces in developing form handling stuff. My
> form handling approach is not completly new, I wrote the main stuff a
> year ago, we have used it in our production systems since then, and I
> have discussed some of the concepts on the list a number of times. My
> old code was however not suitable for donation to Cocoon as it depended
> on puting a lot of the control structure in xslt, an aproach that wasn't
> popular at all on the list (righly so I learned the hard way ;) ).
> Anyhow, I'm currently refactoring this stuff, adding some new
> functionality and using the pipe-aware selector for controll structure.
> My main purpose for doing this is to illustrate my ideas and I hoped
> that it could be a usefull contribution to the form handling discussion
> on the list. When I have done this I will focus on how we can combine
> the best parts from the different proposals to something even better :-)
> But please understand, I have spended so much time and effort on
> thinking about form handling so that I want to at least share my ideas
> and code before dissmissing my aproach ;)

No problem. The sooner you get your stuff checked in, the sooner we'll have
a chance to consider your ideas.
And of course, demo code goes further than plain ideas in text format.

> > Ivelin and me are discussion this off the list currently. mostly via
> > chat - that's faster :-)
> Fast, but opaque, please consider sharing at least parts of your
> discussions with the list. One of the really great things about the
> Cocoon-list IMO, is that nearly all important design discussions are
> open so that you can understand what happens and why, even if you don't
> have knowledge, time or interest to participate actively.

I was thinking of this too. There are a few things which could be shared for
input from the community.
Maybe we should really switch back to the list.
Tosten ?

Keep it going.


> /Daniel Fagerstrom
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