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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: RequestDispatcher with Cocoon
Date Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:43:27 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
>> Andy Lewis wrote:
>>> I have a need to, under specific circumstances, do a 
>>> RequestDispatcher.forward out of Cocoon. I've
>>> not found any support for this in Cocoon. Alternatives won't work 
>>> since I need to do this while
>>> preserving request attributes. I would expect to be able to code 
>>> this as an Action without extreme
>>> difficulty, but I thought I would thorw the idea to the list first 
>>> and see if anyone has any
>>> ideas, comments, or suggestions...(something other than "No!  Don't 
>>> do it!" :)
>>> Many thanks....
>> Why do I think that reader is much better place for something like 
>> this (...assuming that it's possible...)?
> Because forwarding delegates the production of the output to the 
> target resource. But Cocoon expects the sitemap to produce something 
> or an error is displayed.
> So the only place where such forwarding is possible is in a Cocoon 
> component that feeds the output with abitrary binary data, and Cocoon 
> names it a reader ;-)

Thanks for explaining my thoughts ;)


> Andy, would you like to contribute a "ForwardReader", how ugly and 
> servlet-tied as it may be ?
> Sylvain

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