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From giacomo <giac...@apache.org>
Subject Re: XMLForms and Flowmap
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2002 05:08:44 GMT
On Sun, 16 Jun 2002, Ivelin Ivanov wrote:

> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>
> >> IMNSHO, the flowmap should totally replace actions and deprecate them.
> >
> >
> > Ahem, I thought we decided *not* to deprecate them, as they make sense
> > as elements in the declarative sitemap.
> >
> > For web apps Actions should be *strongly* discouraged, but can have uses
> >   in sitemap-only publishing sites.
>
> I agree that Actions are not as natural to Cocoon sitemap as Generator,
> Transformers and Serializers are. What is the right replacement for them
> which will glue front end with the business logic layer.
> Are you saying that the flowmap will call Java code directly?

Exactly.

> Would you need to write gluing JavaScript even for simple one page input
> handling?

You can write it as JavaScript directly if it is "simple one page input
handling", right?

But as Stefano said a few times, Actions are not going to be deprecated
before everybody agrees and sees that the flowmap is the better place
for it.

Giacomo


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