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From Jeremy Quinn <jer...@media.demon.co.uk>
Subject Re: SQL Editor
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 18:24:41 GMT

On Monday, Feb 3, 2003, at 15:02 Europe/London, Geoff Howard wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jeremy Quinn [mailto:jeremy@media.demon.co.uk]
>> Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 9:11 AM
>> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
>> Subject: SQL Editor
>>
>>
>> Hi Guys
>>
>> I am looking into implementing a forms-based editor for a complex set
>> of inter-related SQL Tables (with lots of gruesome link tables etc.).
>>
>> What is currently considered the best technique to be using in Cocoon
>> right now?
>>
>> XMLForm (we don't use Beans)
>> OriginalDBActions (obsolete ? )
>> ModularDBActions (Actions are not liked by many)
>
> I have always thought this was only in the context of using Actions for
> flow control.

ie. too much nesting?

> Could someone who dislikes actions (Stefano?) give a quick
> update of where Actions fit into the 2.1 era future of Cocoon now that
> flow is beginning to come of age?  And maybe a quick update of where 
> they
> could go in the more distant future?
>
> I recently started using the ModularDBActions and found them _very_
> powerful,
> and real time-savers for about 80% of my needs.

That is good to hear, expect lots of dumb questions from me then ;)

thanks

regards Jeremy


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