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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: [proposal] fixing the encoding problems
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2003 14:51:04 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Paul Duffin wrote:
>> A problem that I ran into was that Serializers do not have access to 
>> the environment (Request / Response). This means that it is very hard 
>> to write sophisticated Serializers.
> For example? (I think FOP and batik are both pretty sofisticated 
> serializers)
>> We worked around this by using it in conjunction with a Transformer 
>> that was given the environment and simply passed it on to the 
>> Serializer.
> The problem with having an environment-dependent serializer is that 
> the cache needs access to it because it might change its behavior 
> depending on environment parameters.

One word: CacheableProcessingComponent. IIRC, cache was aware of 
cacheable serializers some time ago. The only missing piece is to add 
SitemapModelComponent support for Serializers.

And Stefano, you already agreed on this change.


> Stefano.

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