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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Stabilizing flow in order to release
Date Tue, 04 Mar 2003 21:56:12 GMT
Christopher Oliver wrote:

> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> Sylvain Wallez wrote:

>>> Being able to structure flow (or JS ?) features in blocks is IMO the 
>>> key for having a stable foundation without discouraging creativity.
>> True. I'm all ears on how this can be achieved. Chris? any idea?
> Not sure. This is one of the weaknesses of JavaScript. It doesn't have 
> any structuring mechanism for creating libraries or reusable modules 
> (which was one of the things JavaScript 2.0 was supposed to fix). I 
> think Cocoon will have to invent its own mechanisms to describe and 
> manage script libraries.

We could use something like XSP logicsheets, i.e. have the JS libraries 
be declared in cocoon.xconf. This would allow each user to tailor the 
available non-core features of its flow engine, and also to 
automatically build it from a set of blocks and xconf snippets.


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