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From Vadim Gritsenko <vadim.gritse...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: InputModules and Transformers
Date Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:23:45 GMT
Jeff Turner wrote:

>On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 09:24:36AM -0500, Andy Lewis wrote:
>  
>
>>I've been watching the extensive discussions about input modules for
>>some time now, and if I understand them corectly, it brings me to a
>>couple of questions...  Is there / should there be / can there be a
>>transformer that allows access to data from input modules? Something
>>that allows values to be accessed and placed in the SAX stream?
>>    
>>
>
>There is a LinkRewriterTransformer which does this for certain
>attributes:
>
>http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=15611
>
>(and Chris just committed.. thanks)
>
>It would be simple to modify this to replace ${module:key} tokens in the
>SAX characters() method,
>

If you do this - don't forget to buffer all characters() before doing 
replacements.

Vadim



> rather than attribute values.
>
>  
>
>>How does this compare to ro correlate with the session transformer that
>>originated with the portal component donation? Are they / should they
>>be the same?
>>    
>>
>
>Didn't know about it, hidden away in a block.. it looks quite powerful.
>Anything based on InputModules can only do string->string conversion, so
>I don't think there's too much overlap.
>
>--Jeff
>
>  
>
>>I have found the session transformer invaluable in many
>>cases, but it seems to me that extending it to use input modules would
>>REALLY be useful....  thoughts?
>>
>>-- 
>>"The heights of genius are only measurable by the depths of stupidity."
>>
>>    
>>



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