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From Justin Fagnani-Bell <>
Subject Re: Can a Generator set a sitemap param?
Date Wed, 31 Jul 2002 14:30:53 GMT
Ok, got that. Thanks for the replies.


On Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at 06:34 AM, Geoff Howard wrote:

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the reason for this is that by 
> the
> time the generator is executed, the pipeline has already been set up and
> can't be altered.  The docs kind of make a big deal of this in a few 
> places.
> Part of the reason actions exist is to allow you to make decisions 
> before
> pipeline setup.  Does that help explain Vadim's emphatic answers?
> Geoff Howard
>> From: Vadim Gritsenko []
>>> From: Justin Fagnani-Bell []
>>> Hi List,
>>> Is it possible for a Generator to set sitemap parameters?
>> No.
>>> I have a
>>> Generator that's pulling content from a database and applying a theme,
>>> the settings for the themes are also stored in the database. The 
>>> themes
>>> are .xsl files and I'd like to be able to set a parameter with the 
>>> name
>>> of the file.
>>> It seems like I could alter the Parameters object passed to setup(). 
>>> But
>>> I'm guessing that either this wouldn't work or would be seriously
>>> frowned upon...
>> Will have no effect.
>>> The reason I don't really want to write an action is that I don't see
>>> that it really performs an action. The generator based on it's queries
>>> knows which stylesheet to select, I don't really want to perform the
>>> query twice.
>> PS You can do it once, in action.
>> Vadim
>>> If writing an action is really the proper way to do it, I can be 
>>> talked
>>> into it...
>>> Thanks,
>>>    Justin

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