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From "Jens Lorenz" <>
Subject Re: [RT] Flowmaps
Date Mon, 17 Jun 2002 07:19:21 GMT
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From: "Ivelin Ivanov" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2002 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [RT] Flowmaps


>  > First of all, let me say that I consider the above concept the
>  > advancement in server-side web technology since servlets.
> It certainly is quite ambitious.
> It choses to follow a command line driven input model, versus desktop
> GUI model. Most web apps today chose to act on commands/events much like
> a desktop GUI app.
> It may not be easy or cost efficient to describe some page flows
> with a flowmap. Multi page forms are used often but they are not
> dominating.

What about using something like a State-Machine for this ? If there
would be a Java-Language for Flowmaps then it would be also quite
easy to implement (especially if you use something like JState).

>  > This design not only makes it a breeze to implement MVC, but it shows
>  > you how natural and clear things become once you separate the
>  > flow, from the declarative serving of resources.
> It certainly makes natural describing linear workflow.
> There is a variety of UI usage patterns which are not linear
> and might be easier handled with command/event handling model.
> Since I never experimented with the newly proposed approach though, I
> remain very interested in its use cases.
> Cheers,
> Ivelin




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