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From Christian Haul <>
Subject Re: [RT] Flowmaps
Date Sun, 23 Jun 2002 21:30:16 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> Christian Haul wrote:
>> a) reference to the sitemap's component manager in flow. I have found 
>> two possibilities, either extending some routines' signatures (many 
>> modifications) or placing it into the Environment. But I seem not to 
>> find the place where it   is created. It seems related to 
>> CocoonComponentManager.getCurrentEnvironment() but  I didn't quite 
>> understand the mechanics.
> Look at o.a.c.components.flow.JavaScript.JSCocoon, which makes some 
> Cocoon objects available to the flow : it already has a ComponentManager 
> attribute, but doesn't publish it to the script. This should be a simple 
> matter of adding a jsGet_manager method (Ovidiu, am I right ?).

But - is it the parent ComponentManager or the one used by the sitemap, 
i.e. are components declared in a sitemap available through that 
manager? If it is OK to use it, that would be great and I'll try to work 
  on it tomorrow :-)

>>   Another issue would be components / classes that use a 
>> ComponentManager without implementing Composable.... but that should 
>> be OK(?)
>>   What do you think? Pointers?
> There are cases where this is needed, but care should be taken to 
> explicitely release these objects so that they can properly release the 
> components they obtain from the ComponentManager.
>> b) to get input modules support into the sitemap, a reference to the 
>> ComponentManager is needed in several places to pass it to   
>> MapStackResolver.getResolver. Again, I'm unsure what the best strategy 
>> would be here. Suggestions?
> Input modules in the sitemap is on the way on my PC... Little time = 
> slow speed, but it should be ready this week. Just as you suggest it, 
> there's an additional "manager" parameter to getResolver(), and 
> resolvers have a release() method as described above.

Good to hear. In the mean time I have spent more time trying to 
understand the treeprocessor and I may well try to beat you on 
implementing this ;-)


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