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From "Vadim Gritsenko" <vadim.gritse...@verizon.net>
Subject RE: [PROPOSAL] Remove SQLTransformer in 2.1
Date Fri, 12 Jul 2002 02:22:17 GMT
> From: Andrew C. Oliver [mailto:acoliver@apache.org]
> 
> Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> 
> >On Thursday 11 July 2002 22:44, Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
> >
> >>. . .
> >>I'd like to propose we remove the SQLTransformer from Cocoon 2.1 and
> >>newer releases, remove all SQLTransformer based samples (or provide
esql
> >>alternatives).
> >>
> >
> >(I have no formal voting rights here but)
> >-1
> >
> >Why remove a component that works?
> >This would certainly break some existing apps and annoy users.
> >
> >Maybe it could be marked "deprecated", as is done in java, meaning it
won't
> >be developed any further and is not recommended for new projects.
> >
> And that has worked so well in Java.... hehe.  Its been deprecated for
> awhile.  The documentation has said this.  Officially
> Sun considers deprecated to mean that in future releases it may go
away.
>  They're just lazy about doing it.  This results in
> some things that work intermittantly which is the worst kind of bug.
> 
> One reason is that its a maintenance drag, cocoon is undergoing some
> resonable re-engineering under the covers, along with Avalon.
Updating
> this deprecated class is a drag.
> 
> As an alternative, perhaps we could move it off into something like
the
> scratchpad like a "oldstuff" or "compatibility-layer" kinda deal so
that
> it isn't included by default.
> 
> Thoughts?

Here is one... 

xml-cocoon2\src\scratchpad\src\org\apache\cocoon\taglib\Tag.java

If this idea picks up, SQLTransformer will be re-implemented as a set of
tags (one tag?), and ESQL will be deprecated.

:)


PS SQLTransformer code might be messy. But functionality it provides is
valuable to some (many?) users.

Vadim

> -Andy



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