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From Per-Olof Norén <>
Subject Re: [RT] Flow example (XMLForms and Flowmap related)
Date Mon, 17 Jun 2002 11:52:11 GMT
Sorry forgot to attach the javascript....


Per-Olof Norén wrote:
> Hi all,
> Attatched is a ,ahem, MS PowerPoint miniatyre slideware and a gif 
> describing a simple but IMO an effective pattern for building a web 
> based "enterprise" system. With enterprise I mean systems that is used 
> in daily work that needs to be fast, reliable, with the focus on data, 
> such as orders, customers and so on and not fancy looks.
> Ok, here goes:
> The miniatyre app is supposed to manage members of some type.
> Data is stored in a database or accessed through a web service.
> Using common sense one could model the entire flow och the app as the 
> attached image shows. Also supplied is a skectchy Flow javascript 
> implementation that aims to implement this. The simplicity is almost 
> breath-taking IMO. However in the perfoct world true MVC exists. In this 
>  world I seem to miss the model representation.
> I consider xsp page and its serving pipline as view.
> I consider javascript flow code as controller
> I Still need to be able to model my data in a simple fashon.
> With Stefano´s approach I guess a could run pipelines that executes esql 
> taglib or soap xsp but i need to be able to do desciscions based on the 
> data as well, not just request params. To do this I need to represent my 
> data in the Flow DOM or in beans.
> Hope this sparkle further discussion, shoot at will
> /Per-Olof Norén
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